misplaced misplaced  /mɪs ˈpleɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) put in the wrong place or position
  2. (adj) lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place

Usage(s):

  1. It was a man-made disaster, created by lousy engineering, misplaced priorities and pork-barrel politics.
  2. Beyond slogans, some conservatives believe that Gates' emphasis on changing the behavior of large corporations in developed countries is misplaced.
  3. All of which suggests that the media's fretting about beer and wine Democrats is misplaced.

News

  1. Auditor: SIU lost hundreds of computers, at a cost of $416K

    Southern Illinois University misplaced more than 250 computers in the last fiscal year, and its East
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Belleville News-Democrat

  2. App could replace paper insurance card

    SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' drivers may have an alternative to misplaced insurance cards. 
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WCIA 3 Champaign-Urbana

  3. Kelly Clarkson finds lost engagement ring

    By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com Kelly Clarkson misplaced her engagement ring over the weekend, but fortunately was able to find the $150,000 gem.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. "On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that," Blumenthal said. "But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to my country."
    on May 18, 2010 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I hear Standard Oil is going to complain too," Brin said in a Thursday interview. "I think (the concerns) are misplaced."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Brin Source: BusinessWeek

  3. The committee chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said the concerns about timing were "misguided and misplaced."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Indiana Gazette

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