misinformation misinformation  /ˌmɪs ɪn fər ˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) information that is incorrect

Usage(s):

  1. In the wake of babies, wise guys and the public at large, four Congressmen took to the air last fortnight to flaunt their information and misinformation on a quiz show.
  2. Enraged by what she considered misinformation in other exercise books, she spent two years writing her own.
  3. And a few Catholic officials have even taken the rare step of speaking out to correct misinformation about the issue.

News

  1. Snowden dad: Son 'caring young man'

    Snowden's father defended his son against what he believes is "misinformation in the media."
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Politico

  2. Penske: 'Brad had some misinformation' on hires

    WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Roger Penske refuted Brad Keselowski's claim that some of their employees were poached by other NASCAR teams. Penske said Saturday "I think Brad had some misinformation," when the defending Sprint Cup champion accused Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing of luring away Penske employees in an effort to steal information. Keselowski's comments led to a stern rebuke from ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. Geoff Epstein: Bill Heck packs misinformation in small space

    As I read Bill Heck’s recent letter to the TAB (“Newton Schools are too costly”), in response to my guest column from the prior week (“Post override engagement, progress”), I was surprised to see so much misinformation in such a short space.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Newton Tab

Quotes

  1. "We cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past," Mr. Obama said in his regular Saturday radio address. "Don't believe the misinformation out there that suggests there is somehow a contradiction between investing...
    on Jun 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "There was misinformation on ESPN, and it was imperative that I straighten it out," Miles said. "I'm the head coach of LSU. I will be the head coach of LSU. I have no intention of talking to anybody else. I've got a championship game to play,...
    on Dec 1, 2007 By: Les Miles Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  3. "There was total misinformation fed to the coalition forces," Humayun Hamidzada, the spokesman for President Hamid Karzai, told The Associated Press.
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Humayun Source: Kansas City Star

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