- v place (something) where one cannot find it again
I misplaced my eyeglasses
- v place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
- 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
- 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.
- 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."