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Synonyms of misleading

Verb


1. mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astray, lead, take, direct, conduct, guide

usage: lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"

2. misinform, mislead, inform

usage: give false or misleading information to

Adjective


1. deceptive, misleading, shoddy, dishonest (vs. honest), dishonorable

usage: designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"

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