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Adjective: misleading  mis'lee-ding
  1. Designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading";
    - deceptive, shoddy
Verb: mislead (misled)  mis'leed
  1. Give false or misleading information to
    "they aim to mislead the hearer about the state of things";
    - misinform, disinform
     
  2. Lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    "The pedestrian misled the out-of-town driver";
    - misdirect, misguide, lead astray

See also: dishonest, dishonorable [US], dishonourable [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: conduct, direct, guide, inform, lead, take

Encyclopedia: Misleading

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