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Definition of the adjective wrongheaded

What does wrongheaded mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion
    • example: a wrongheaded policy
    • similar: wrong

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Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language (1840)

in which the meaning of every word is explained, and the sound of every syllable distinctly shown. To which is prefixed, an abstract of the principles of English pronunciation, and directions to foreigners for acquiring a knowledge of the use of this dictionary by John Walker

Wrongheaded, r3ng-hêd'ëd. a. Perverse, un- tractable,having a perverse understanding. Wrongly, rông'lè. ad. Unjustly, amiss. Wrote, rôte. prêt. & part. pass, of Write. Wrought, r wt. part. Effected, worked. formed, manufactured, made . Wrung ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hume's Philosophy (2008)

by Kenneth R. Merrill

Viewed in one way, Hume's argument about diminishing confidence is incurably wrongheaded, and obviously so. On this reasoning, we would be less confident of our answer to a problem after we had reviewed and carefully checked it, and ...

Google previewThe Oliver Stone Encyclopedia (2013)

by James Michael Welsh, Donald M. Whaley

Geofrey Cheshire called Stone “preposterously wrongheaded” and said that the film lacked “any obvious, coherent moral viewpoint” at all. Highminded John Simon reviewed the film for the National Review and was of course appalled by “ Mr.

Google previewCompanion Encyclopaedia of Theology (2013)

by Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden, Rev Prof Leslie Houlden

For the early Deists the Christian Churches seemed monstrous survivors from a wrongheaded past in which people had been misled into making insufficient use of their own reason: the weakness of early Deist writing was this impatience with  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 Through 2010 (2011)

by Vincent Terrace

but their attempts to follow the advice of the lovecoaches andimpress men appears tobereal ( althoughareview inthe New YorkPost reported“a ridiculous, condescending, wrongheaded ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Postmodernism (2002)

by Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist

reducing Aristotle's fivepart rhetorical system toone category– ornamentalism – and dismissing Quintillian'swork asbeing wrongheaded. Ramusalso dividedlanguage intotwo classifications, etymologyandsyntax, both ofwhichwere ruledriven ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain (2013)

by J.R. LeMaster, James D. Wilson

Richards gained their "good name," the self-gratifying personal equivalent of the town's reputation, by knuckling under to a tyrannical public opinion, even when, as in the case of Reverend Burgess, that opinion was cruelly wrongheaded.

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Scrabble value of W4R1O1N1G2H4E1A1D2E1D2

The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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