misconceived

misconceived
[[t]mɪ̱skənsi͟ːvd[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
If you describe a plan or method as misconceived, you mean it is not the right one for dealing with a particular problem or situation.

The teachers say the tests for 14-year-olds are misconceived.

...Lawrence's worthy but misconceived idea.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • misconceived — UK [ˌmɪskənˈsiːvd] US [ˌmɪskənˈsivd] adjective formal not based on good reasons or correct understanding The new law was the most misconceived piece of legislation ever. Thesaurus: not definite or based on factsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • misconceived — mis|con|ceived [ˌmıskənˈsi:vd] adj a misconceived idea, plan, method etc is not a good one because it is based on a wrong understanding of something ▪ His arguments are totally misconceived. ▪ His criticisms are misconceived and misplaced …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misconceived — adjective 1 a misconceived plan will not succeed because it is stupid or has not been carefully thought about 2 a misconceived idea is based on a wrong understanding of something: a misconceived notion of what acting really involves …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Misconceived — Misconceive Mis con*ceive , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Misconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misconceiving}.] To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misunderstand; to misjudge; to misapprehend. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misconceived — mis|con|ceived [ ,mıskən sivd ] adjective FORMAL not based on good reasons or correct understanding: The new law was the most misconceived piece of legislation of all time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • misconceived — Those born out of the failure to understand the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and prophylactics. Also misconception. Clive and Diane were misconceived because their parents thought they were being careful …   Dictionary of american slang

  • misconceived — Those born out of the failure to understand the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and prophylactics. Also misconception. Clive and Diane were misconceived because their parents thought they were being careful …   Dictionary of american slang

  • misconceived — UK [ˌmɪskənˈsiːvd] / US [ˌmɪskənˈsɪvd] adjective formal not based on good reasons or correct understanding The new law was the most misconceived piece of legislation ever …   English dictionary

  • misconceived — adj. misunderstood; comprehended incorrectlyv. conceive incorrectly; misunderstand; misjudge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Misconceive — Mis con*ceive , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Misconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misconceiving}.] To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misunderstand; to misjudge; to misapprehend. [1913 Webster] Those things… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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