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  • v  place (something) where one cannot find it again
    I misplaced my eyeglasses
  • v  place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
    misplaced modifiers
  • s  put in the wrong place or position
    She was penalized for a spelling mistake or a misplaced accent
  • s  lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place
    misplaced tickets

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


  • Richard Blumenthal in Los Angeles Times
    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."
  • Brin in BusinessWeek
    I hear Standard Oil is going to complain too,Brin said in a Thursday interview. "I think (the concerns) are misplaced."
  • Patrick Leahy in Indiana Gazette
    The committee chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said the concerns about timing were "misguided and misplaced."

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