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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (erroneous)
a. equivocado
He relied on the misguided belief that his sister would never lie to him.Se basó en la creencia equivocada de que su hermana nunca le mentiría.
b. insensato
James realized too late that it was misguided to get "Brenda" tattooed after dating the girl for just a week.James se dio cuenta demasiado tarde de que era insensato tatuarse "Brenda" tras salir con la chica solo una semana.
c. desacertado
The government's misguided economic policies have led the country to stagnation.Las medidas económicas desacertadas del gobierno llevaron el país al estancamiento.
d. torpe
Arthur's misguided attempts at seducing his neighbor were fruitless.Los torpes intentos de Arthur por seducir a su vecina fueron inútiles.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. confundido(a), equivocado(a)
2. (advice, decision, attempt)
a. desacertado(a), desafortunado(a)
3. (energy, belief, idealism)
a. mal encaminado(a)
to be misguidedestar confundido(a) or equivocado(a)
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misguided [ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdɪd]
[+attempt] torpe; [+belief, view] equivocado; [+person] descaminado; desacertado; [+actions] desacertado; equivocado
it was a misguided attempt to be funny
a misguided sense of loyalty un sentido desacertado or equivocado de la lealtad; in the misguided belief that ... creyendo, equivocadamente or erróneamente, que ...; he was misguided enough to believe he could get away with it era tan insensato como para creer que podría salirse con la suya
well-intentioned but misguided individuals
poor misguided fool! ¡pobre infeliz!
At least give him credit for being the decent if misguided fool he is
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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