mistaken mistaken  /mɪs ˈteɪ kən/


  1. (n) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
  2. (n) an understanding of something that is not correct
  3. (n) part of a statement that is not correct
  4. (v) identify incorrectly
  5. (v) to make a mistake or be incorrect
  6. (adj) wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment
  7. (adj) arising from error

Derived Word(s)


  1. Bushra Ahmed Binhisa was mistaken as missing British girl Madeleine McCann.
  2. She could not have been more mistaken.
  3. There are many things about which they were badly mistaken.


  1. MSNBC Mistaken History: Segregationist George Wallace Was A Republican? (UPDATED)

    Former Alabama Governor George Wallace was many things: segregationist, lawyer, Methodist. But one thing he most certainly was not: a Republican. But during a segment of last night's All In on MSNBC, a chyron mistakenly identified the well-known racist governor as a member of the GOP, despite his longstanding affiliation with the Democratic Party of that era.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  2. Did Fla. Powerball winner pay for everyone's meal?

    It may have been a case of mistaken identity or a rare form of lottery fever.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lottery Post

  3. Work order mistaken for pipe bomb

    Highway bomb scare Work order mistaken for pipe bomb Scare closed down Route 2 Tuesday. Register VERMILION TWP. Jun 12, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); By COURTNEY ASTOLFI astolfi@sanduskyregister.com Somewhere there is an overgrown tree in need of an overdue trim. A work order from a tree-trimming business caused quite a stir ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register


  1. "Some say the gains we are making in Iraq come too late," Mr Bush said. "They are mistaken. It is never too late to deal a blow to al-Qaeda. It is never too late to advance freedom. And it is never too late to support our troops in a fight...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Times Online

  2. "I just want to say: In my long career I've played so many extraordinary women that basically I'm getting mistaken for one," said Meryl Streep when she won a Golden Globe for Julie & Julia.
    on Jan 17, 2010 By: Meryl Streep Source: USA Today

  3. The Iranian leader added: "I have said that the US government and its allies are mistaken if they think they can brandish the stick of resolution and then sit down to talk with us, such a thing will not happen," AFP news agency reports.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Accra Daily Mail

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