Definition of mistakenly in English:

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mistakenly

Pronunciation: /məˈstākənlē/

adverb

1In a mistaken way; wrongly: they mistakenly believed her to be pregnant
More example sentences
  • True, there may be some people who mistakenly think their interests will be affected by our presence.
  • For many years, freestyle swimmers had mistakenly been taught to swim with shoulders held flat.
  • Single people often mistakenly think they don't need a will.
Synonyms
1.1By accident or oversight; accidentally: warplanes mistakenly bombed a village
More example sentences
  • The journalist is back in Rome, being treated for wounds mistakenly inflicted by troops in Iraq.
  • Washington, D.C., residents' mail is sometimes mistakenly irradiated along with government mail.
  • The agent was shot by US troops who mistakenly fired on his vehicle.

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Syllabification: mis·tak·en·ly

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