Crossword clues for misleading
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Misleading \Mis*lead"ing\, a. Leading astray; delusive.
Mislead \Mis*lead"\ (m[i^]s*l[=e]d"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misled (m[i^]s*l[e^]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Misleading.] 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1630s, present participle adjective from mislead.
deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression. n. A deception that misleads. v
(present participle of mislead English)
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]
Usage examples of "misleading".
He is quiet, but always appraising, with a gentle laugh--all of it conveniently misleading.
He can play tricks on the reader, hiding important information, misleading and misdirecting, then bringing back forgotten themes and characters at the moment of greatest effect.
In his dandified clerical ensemble and in the company of the farmer-boyish Stewart, Murrell gave a highly misleading first impression.
Without being in any way connected with the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society, in many cases they permit it to be inferred that they are, thus misleading the public, and many honest inquirers are hence led away from the truths of Theosophy as presented by H.
As all good Queenians know, misleading dying messages and death-plagued tontines soon became staple items in the Queen canon both on radio and in print.
The culminating example is the Dingell hearings which in 1991 led to the Nobel Laureate and Rockefeller President David Baltimore being forced to publicly withdraw a paper he had coauthored five years previously, because the forensic evidence conclusively demonstrated that the lab books on which it was based had been tampered with to give misleading data.
It meant hideous dates and misleading men, but as pathetic as any date could ever be, nothing would be more pathetic than running backward.
All these representations of death, however beautiful, or pathetic, or horrible, are based on superficial appearances, misleading analogies, arbitrary fancies, perturbed sensibilities, not on a firm hold of realities, insight of truth, and philosophical analysis.
Maybe she had tried to buy a child on one of her tripsso many people did, and the kids turned out so badly sometimes: feebleminded, diseased, crazy, the wrong color, with faked IDs and misleading medical histories.
One hung on a cross and died of physical weakness some hours before the two felons who were his hardier fellow sufferers, leaving a teaching compounded of such sweet and fine ideas of conduct, such mystical incomprehensibleness, such misleading inconsistency, that it remained a moral stimulus and an intellectual perplexity, a jungle for heresies and discoveries, for millions of souls for two millennia.
It may be that there have been many moonstruck and misleading ideals that have from time to time perplexed mankind.
Bible are incomplete and somewhat misleading, it is essentially correct in several areas.
The nakedness gave an impression of unity entirely misleading, Calchas thought, seeing how carefully the men were kept within their tribes, Molossians from the mountains of Epirus, Aetolians from the northern shores of the Corinthian Gulf, the seventy from Arcadia under their chief Inachus, speaking a language that did not sound like Greek at all.
And, on the other hand, as we have seen, when positive and negative terms are not contradictory, they are misleading.
Another ideal of science is skepticism: one seeks to identify unquestioned assumptions, to question common sense, and to critically examine appearances themselves, for they have often been found to be misleading.