misleading misleading  /mɪs ˈli dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The CIA was misleading the Congress.
  2. The President denies that he made perjurious, false and misleading statements to the grand jury when he testified about statements he had made in the Jones deposition.
  3. Which is too bad, because it is fundamentally misleading about the next stage of the war.

News

  1. Southern reacts to misleading NCAA reports

    Southern's Coach Banks and AD Broussard praised the program's improved academic performance after misleading reports seemed to suggest the SWAC champions faced new NCAA penalties.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WAFB Baton Rouge

  2. Royalty Pharma Says Elan's EGM Circular Misleading And Inadequate

    Royalty Pharma Says Elan's EGM Circular Misleading And Inadequate
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. In Royalty Pharma's View, Elan's EGM Circular is Misleading and Omits Key Information that Elan Shareholders Need to ...

    NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --   Royalty Pharma today announced that it believes Elan's (NYSE: ELN) disclosure in its May 27 EGM Circular is misleading and inadequate, in Royalty Pharma's view, ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The American taxpayer should be affronted by this little bit of sleight of hand and gamesmanship," said Sen. Judd Gregg, RN.H. "What a piece of misleading, misdirected financial management this is."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Judd Gregg Source: The Associated Press

  2. However, in a statement to the BBC today, Madonna and Ritchie said: "We have tried to maintain a dignified silence regarding the details of our divorce for the last few months whilst accepting the obvious media interest. A misleading and inaccurate...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Guy Ritchie Source: Gigwise

  3. "In the final days of campaigns, the say-anything, do- anything politics too often takes over," Obama said. "We've seen it before and we are seeing it again -- ugly phone calls, misleading mail, misleading TV ads, careless, outrageous...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

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