Definition of mistaken in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈstākən/


1Wrong in one’s opinion or judgment: she wondered whether she’d been mistaken about his intentions
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  • There used to be a duty-free shop in this vicinity, if I am not mistaken.
  • If I am not mistaken, the evidence to support this characterizaton is pretty skimpy.
  • However, if I am not mistaken there is a hidden message in these banners.
wrong, erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, false, fallacious, unfounded, misguided, misinformed
1.1 [attributive] (Especially of a belief) based on or resulting from a misunderstanding or faulty judgment: don’t buy a hard bed in the mistaken belief that it is good for you an unfortunate case of mistaken identity
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  • Yet it would be mistaken to assume that British support for the US hard line on Iraq was inevitable.
  • Once again the hidden and mistaken identity constructs this plot and furthers its comedy.
  • I see the deleterious consequences of this mistaken belief in many of my patients.



Example sentences
  • It is obligatory to explain the mistakenness of this expression and to guide them to what is correct.
  • It is possible to approach the mistakenness of the notion from a variety of perspectives.
  • On second thought, however, anyone must see the mistakenness of such views, though it is still very difficult to demonstrate the practical utility of public parks to the skeptic.

Words that rhyme with mistaken

awaken, bacon, betaken, forsaken, Jamaican, partaken, shaken, taken, waken

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Syllabification: mis·tak·en

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