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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mislead \Mis*lead"\ (m[i^]s*l[=e]d"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Misled} (m[i^]s*l[e^]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Misleading}.] [AS. misl[=ae]dan. See {Mis-}, and {Lead} to conduct.] To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.

Trust not servants who mislead or misinform you. --Bacon.

To give due light To the mislead and lonely traveler. --Milton.

Syn: To delude; deceive. See {Deceive}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Misleading \Mis*lead"ing\, adjective Leading astray; delusive.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

misleading

adjective

1: 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" [syn: {deceptive}, {misleading}, {shoddy}]


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