What does misleading mean?

Definitions for misleading
mɪsˈli dɪŋmis·lead·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceptive, misleading, shoddyadjective

    designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

    "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"

Wiktionary

  1. misleadingadjective

    Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression.

Wikipedia

  1. misleading

    Deception or falsehood is an act or statement that misleads, hides the truth, or promotes a belief, concept, or idea that is not true. It is often done for personal gain or advantage. Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda and sleight of hand as well as distraction, camouflage or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith. It can also be called, with varying subjective implications, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification, ruse, or subterfuge. Deception is a major relational transgression that often leads to feelings of betrayal and distrust between relational partners. Deception violates relational rules and is considered to be a negative violation of expectations. Most people expect friends, relational partners, and even strangers to be truthful most of the time. If people expected most conversations to be untruthful, talking and communicating with others would require distraction and misdirection to acquire reliable information. A significant amount of deception occurs between some romantic and relational partners.Deceit and dishonesty can also form grounds for civil litigation in tort, or contract law (where it is known as misrepresentation or fraudulent misrepresentation if deliberate), or give rise to criminal prosecution for fraud. It also forms a vital part of psychological warfare in denial and deception.

ChatGPT

  1. misleading

    Misleading refers to providing false, inaccurate, or deceptive information or guidance that may cause misunderstanding or incorrect conclusions. It involves giving someone the wrong idea or impression, often with the intention of deceiving them or leading them astray from the truth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misleading

    of Mislead

  2. Misleadingadjective

    leading astray; delusive

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'misleading' in Adjectives Frequency: #876

Anagrams for misleading »

  1. misaligned

  2. misdealing

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misleading in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misleading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of misleading in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Seltzer:

    The ongoing campaign by the AP to denigrate Plácido Domingo is not only inaccurate but unethical. These new claims are riddled with inconsistencies and, as with the first story, in many ways, simply incorrect, due to an ongoing investigation, we will not comment on specifics, but we strongly dispute the misleading picture that the AP is attempting to paint of Mr. Domingo.

  2. Read MoreStone:

    To collude, I would have to have written him before. ... We would need a time machine to collude. i am anxious to rebut allegations that I had any improper or nefarious contact with any agent of the Russia state based on facts -- not misleading and salacious headlines.

  3. The NRSC:

    Jon Ossoff, top Democratic congressional candidate, raises questions with misleading resume.

  4. Rod Sims:

    We have three bits of the law we can deal with here. One is business to business - are they misleading the people they're dealing with? Two is: Are they engaged in unconscionable conduct, putting all the conduct together? And thirdly are the terms with which they work unfair? So, there's a lot to look at there.

  5. Moshe Maimon:

    Yet another jury has rejected J&J's misleading claims that its talc was free of asbestos, the internal J&J documents that the jury saw, once more laid bare the shocking truth of decades of cover- up, deception and concealment by J&J.

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