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Definition of the adjective wrongheaded

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

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Google previewEvery Reporter's Own Shorthand Dictionary (1882)

In which Blank Lines Opposite All the Words in the English Language are Provided, for ... Writers of All Systems of Shorthand to Put on Record ... The Peculiar Word-forms They Employ by Elias Longley

Wrongfully Wrongheaded . Wrongheaded-) -nes f Wrongless ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

by John Ogilvie

Wrongheaded (rong'hed-ed), a Having the brain or head taken up with false or wrong notions or ideas; especially, perversely wrong; having a perverse understanding; perverse. 'A wrongheaded distrust of England. Bp. Berkeley.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1881)

by Richard Soule

Wrongheaded, a. Perverse, stubborn, intractable, crotchety, mulish, headstrong, crossgrained, dogged, wayward, PIGHEADED. Wrongly, ad. Erroneously, WRONG, amiss. Wroth, a. Angry, WRATHFUL . Wrought, [Imperfect and participle of ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

Spellbound, TheParadine Case,andRope are flawed by unwieldy or wrongheaded situations. DialMforMurder is unadventurous suspense, Saboteur a monotonous chase film. The richemotional undertones of Northby Northwest show how ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Progressive Era (2009)

by Catherine Cocks, Peter C. Holloran, Alan Lessoff

President Woodrow Wilson appointed him to the International Purity Congress in 1914, but by then the term Comstockery became a disparaging label for wrongheaded Puritanism. See also COMMITTEE OF FOURTEEN. CONEY ISLAND.

Google previewA Dictionary of Critical Theory (2010)

by Ian Buchanan

it was wrongheaded to begin with and has been superseded by a more sophisticated version. More of ...

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 Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

' Such a simplistic, prolix, and arguably wrongheaded ...

Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

wrongheaded poorangi. wrong impression, under amoehewa. wry ...

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Wrongheaded Meaning

Video shows what wrongheaded means. Having an obstinately (persistently, stubbornly) perverse/erroneous opinion or judgement.. Wrongheaded Meaning.

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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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