Dictionary Meaning and Definition on '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]
- Mislead \Mis*lead"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Misleading.] [AS. misl?dan. See Mis-, and Lead to
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.
To give due light To the mislead and lonely traveler.
Syn: To delude; deceive. See Deceive.
- Misleading \Mis*lead"ing\, a.
Leading astray; delusive.
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]
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'Misleading' in famous quotation sentence
* How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. - Herbert Spencer
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