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4 definitions found
 for misleading
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Misleading \Mis*lead"ing\, a.
     Leading astray; delusive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [AS. misl[=ae]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.
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           Trust not servants who mislead or misinform you.
                                                    --Bacon.
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           To give due light
           To the mislead and lonely traveler.      --Milton.
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     Syn: To delude; deceive. See Deceive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  misleading
      adj 1: designed 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"; "shoddy business practices" [syn:
             deceptive, misleading, shoddy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "misleading":
     Barmecidal, Barmecide, airy, apparent, apparitional, autistic,
     beguiling, bewildering, bum steer, catchy, chimeric,
     college of Laputa, conflict, confounding, corruption, deceitful,
     deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusional, delusionary, delusive,
     delusory, dereistic, disaccord, discord, distracting, dreamlike,
     dreamy, dubious, erroneous, fallacious, false, fantastic, fishy,
     hallucinatory, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory,
     imaginary, inaccurate, jangle, jar, misdirecting, misdirection,
     miseducative, misguidance, misguiding, misinformation,
     misinforming, misinstruction, misinstructive, misknowledge,
     mismatch, misteaching, mystification, obfuscation, obscurantism,
     obscuration, ostensible, perplexing, perversion, phantasmagoric,
     phantasmal, phantom, puzzling, questionable, seeming,
     self-deceptive, self-deluding, sophistical, sophistry, specious,
     spectral, supposititious, trickish, tricksy, tricky, unactual,
     unfounded, unreal, unsubstantial, visionary, wrong
  
  

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