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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.
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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.

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* 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


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  • Microsoft to clamp down on ‘misleading' apps
    Over 1500 Windows Phone apps have already been removed as part of a concerted effort from Microsoft to police the quality and legitimacy of titles uploaded to the Windows Store. In recent weeks a number of publications have run stories expressing concern that there was a growing number of bogus, spammy or outright malicious apps appearing in the Microsoft Windows Read more on this news related to 'Misleading'

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