Misleading

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Misleading'

Misleading Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    misleading adj : tending 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" [syn: deceptive]
Misleading Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mislead \Mis*lead"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misled; p. pr. & vb. n. Misleading.] [AS. misl?dan. See Mis-, and Lead to conduct.] To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive. Trust not servants who mislead or misinform you. --Bacon. To give due light To the mislead and lonely traveler. --Milton. Syn: To delude; deceive. See Deceive.
Misleading Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Misleading \Mis*lead"ing\, a. Leading astray; delusive.
See more meaning on Misleading...

Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Misleading'


Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification, and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs that are not true, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission). Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, sleight of hand. It can employ distraction, camouflage or concealment. There is also self-deception.

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. On a given day, it is likely that most human beings will either deceive or be deceived by another person. A significant amount of deception occurs between romantic and relational partners.

[See more about Misleading at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]

Words and phrases related to 'Misleading'


'Misleading' in famous quotation sentence


* It a letter contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth. - Robert Armstrong

* How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. - Herbert Spencer


Click here for more related quotations on 'Misleading'

Misleading Sample Sentences in News


  • McCausland denies misleading claims
    Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland denies misleading his department's oversight committee. Read more on this news related to 'Misleading'
  • New Crist ad, same misleading education claims
    Democrat Charlie Crist has a new ad that continues the misleading mudslinging both he and Republican Gov. Rick Scott have engaged in relative to education spending: namely, that they increased it, while their opponent cut it. Read more on this news related to 'Misleading'
  • Govt heat on misleading food ads as self-regulation fails
    The government is set to target misleading advertisements since the “self-regulation” by advertisers has not happened in a manner in which it was envisaged. Read more on this news related to 'Misleading'

Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Misleading'


Search for more meaning of 'Misleading' on the web