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Mistaken definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MISTA'KEN. In the use of this participle, there is a peculiarity which ought to be carefully noticed. When used of persons, it signified to be in an error, to be wrong; as, I am mistaken, you are mistaken, he is mistaken. But when used of things, it signified misunderstood, misconceived; as, the sense of the passage is mistaken, that is, not rightly understood.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment; "well-meaning but misguided teachers"; "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity" [syn: misguided, mistaken]
2: arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation" [syn: false, mistaken]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 wrong in opinion or judgement. 2 based on or resulting from this (mistaken loyalty; mistaken identity). Derivatives: mistakenly adv. mistakenness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mistake Mis*take", v. t. [imp. & obs. p. p. Mistook; p. p. Mistaken; p. pr. & vb. n. Mistaking.] [Pref. mis- + take: cf. Icel. mistaka.] 1. To take or choose wrongly. [Obs. or R.] --Shak. 2. To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning. --Locke. My father's purposes have been mistook. --Shak. 3. To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another. A man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it. --Johnson. 4. To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge. Mistake me not so much, To think my poverty is treacherous. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mistaken Mis*tak"en, p.a. 1. Being in error; judging wrongly; having a wrong opinion or a misconception; as, a mistaken man; he is mistaken. 2. Erroneous; wrong; as, a mistaken notion.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you are mistaken about something, you are wrong about it. I see I was mistaken about you... You couldn't be more mistaken, Alex. You've utterly misread the situation. = wrong ADJ: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n You use expressions such as if I'm not mistaken and unless I'm very much mistaken as a polite way of emphasizing the statement you are making, especially when you are confident that it is correct. I think he wanted to marry her, if I am not mistaken... Unless I'm mistaken, he didn't specify what time. PHRASE: PHR with cl [emphasis] 2. A mistaken belief or opinion is incorrect. ...a limited understanding of addiction and mistaken beliefs about how it can be overcome. ADJ: ADJ n mistakenly He says they mistakenly believed the standard licenses they held were sufficient. ADV: ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Erroneous, incorrect, wrong. 2. Wrong, in error.

Moby Thesaurus

all wet, all wrong, amiss, catachrestic, distorted, eisegetical, erring, erroneous, fallacious, false, faulty, flawed, garbled, in error, inaccurate, incorrect, misapprehended, misconceived, misconstrued, misguided, misinformed, misinterpreted, misread, misunderstood, off, out of order, perverted, twisted, under an error, warped, wrong



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