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Meaning of "wrong-headed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONG-HEADED

wrong-headed play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONG-HEADED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrong-Headed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WRONG-HEADED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wrong-headed

Perversion

Perversion is a type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal. Although the term perversion can refer to a variety of forms of deviation, it is most often used to describe sexual behaviors that are considered particularly abnormal, repulsive or obsessive. Perversion differs from deviant behavior, in that the latter covers areas of behavior for which perversion would be too strong a term. It is often considered derogatory, and, in psychological literature, the term paraphilia has been used as a replacement, though this term is controversial, and deviation is sometimes used in its place.

Definition of wrong-headed in the English dictionary

The definition of wrong-headed in the dictionary is constantly wrong in judgment. Other definition of wrong-headed is foolishly stubborn; obstinate.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONG-HEADED

wrong
wrong `un
wrong ´un
wrong end of the stick
wrong fount
wrong number
wrong-foot
wrong-headedly
wrong-headedness
wrongdoer
wrongdoing
wronger
wrongful
wrongful arrest
wrongful dismissal
wrongful trading
wrongfully
wrongfulness
wrongly
wrongness

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONG-HEADED

baldheaded
bareheaded
beaded
big-headed
boneheaded
breaded
clear-headed
cool-headed
empty-headed
hard-headed
headed
hot-headed
leaded
level-headed
light-headed
loaded
pig-headed
red-headed
towheaded
unleaded
white-headed

Synonyms and antonyms of wrong-headed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRONG-HEADED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wrong-headed» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wrong-headed

Translation of «wrong-headed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONG-HEADED

Find out the translation of wrong-headed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrong-headed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrong-headed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

执迷不悟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desatinados
570 millions of speakers

English

wrong-headed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलत अध्यक्षता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخاطئة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ошибочной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

errônea
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল কেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fausse route
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berpura-pura salah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verquer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

片意地
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잘못된 머리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing salah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiểu sai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறான தலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुकीचे नेतृत्त्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yanlış başlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

- male di testa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

błędna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

помилковою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

- greșit cu capul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στραβοκέφαλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkeerde leiding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

befängt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feil -ledet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrong-headed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG-HEADED»

The term «wrong-headed» is regularly used and occupies the 75.149 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG-HEADED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrong-headed» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrong-headed» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrong-headed

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONG-HEADED»

Discover the use of wrong-headed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrong-headed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Biological Wealth and Other Essays
WSJ. Critique. of. Sen's. Views. Seen. as. Wrong-Headed. On October 14, 1998 the Nobel Peace Prize for Economics was awarded to none other than Professor Amartya Sen, who is well known in India and throughout the developing world for  ...
Krishna R. Dronamraju, 2002
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Reckless Eyeballing
He was standing next to a camera. The story read; Cezanne OF The Cinema, and underneath in small letters was his quote: "Wrong-Headed Man Made Me Weep." She smiled as he looked over the cover. "Towers Bradshaw, my husband," ...
Ishmael Reed, 2000
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The Reed Reader
He was standing next to a camera. The story read: CEZANNE OF THE CINEMA, and underneath in small letters was his quote: "Wrong-Headed Man Made Me Weep." She smiled as he looked over the cover. "Towers Bradshaw, my husband, " ...
Ishmael Reed
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The Synonym Finder
wrongdoer wry cuckoo. 3. wrong-headed, misguided, unwise, imprudent. See wrong-headed (def. 1). 4. improper, indecorous, unseemly, unbecoming, unladylike, ungentlemanly, ungentlemanlike; malapropos, inappropriate, inapt, unsuitable, ...
Jerome Irving Rodale, 1978
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Women in War
One can sympathise and admire, even though one feels her to have been wrong- headed. At the most, she was only one wrong-headed person among many; for " wrong-headed" is an epithet applicable to the whole Vend6e business. * A great  ...
Francis Henry Gribble, 1917
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The Michigan Alumnus
What treatment is creative ability receiving in our Western World, and particularly in America? There are two present-day adverse forces that are conspicuously deadly to creativity. One of these is a wrong-headed conception of the function of  ...
‎1961
7
Modern Applications of Austrian Thought
Modern Austrians delight in showing how laws such as these are “wrong-headed .” Rent controls, usury laws, and minimum wage laws are all wrong-headed. They are wrong-headed because they lead to results that are precisely the opposite ...
Jürgen G. Backhaus, 2007
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Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the ...
corrupt, debased, ̄ though 2b might in fact bemore appropriate,®(in weakened sense) wrong-headed, misguided, perverse. ̄ Theresultsof Prometheus« drunken accident experiencea ...
Beerte C. Verstraete, Vernon L. Provencal, 2014
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Literally, the Best Language Book Ever: Annoying Words and ...
Wrong-Headed Thinking While forward thinking (see Chapter 6) may indeed be inarticulate and trendy, it certainly makes more sense than wrong-headed thinking since I'm not even sure of what it means, which I'm guessing means that others ...
Paul Yeager, 2008
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Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their ...
An idea that is “wrong” is not just a bad idea, but an idea that is wrong-headed. It should never have come up in the first place, but it did, usually because of a fundamental misreading of the competitive landscape. In many ways, the idea is  ...
Sydney Finkelstein, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONG-HEADED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrong-headed is used in the context of the following news items.
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Spinster by Kate Bolick review – self-indulgent and wrong-headed
Spinster by Kate Bolick review – self-indulgent and wrong-headed. This much-feted tour of single life fails on so many levels. Kate Bolick at home in Brooklyn ... «The Guardian, Aug 15»
2
Kessler sounds off on “wrong-headed” prevailing wage debate
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senate Minority Leader and Democratic candidate for Governor Jeff Kessler says the prevailing wage fight has been “much ado about ... «West Virginia MetroNews, Jul 15»
3
Soundscapes review – feeble, wrong-headed, and unambitious
'Imagine the most obvious soundtrack anyone could possibly come up with': detail from Coastal Scene, c 1892, by Théo van Rysselberghe. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Justin Trudeau's boldly wrong-headed take on Canada-US relations …
Justin Trudeau's boldly wrong-headed take on Canada-U.S. relations: Walkom. Stephen Harper's bully-boy style of diplomacy, while irritating, has not visibly ... «Toronto Star, Jun 15»
5
Three wrong-headed ideas driving reform of US teaching force
So writes Pasi Sahlberg, a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and one of the world's leading experts on school reform and ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
6
Conservative Cleric Calls Iran's Veiling Policy Wrong-Headed
A conservative Iranian cleric has sharply criticized enforcement of the obligation for women to wear the Islamic head scarf, or hijab, since the 1979 revolution ... «RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Jun 15»
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Treating guns as public health issue remains wrong-headed
Then as now, putting the emphasis on guns, and not their criminal misuse, remains a wrong-headed approach, even if it's one with appeal to those with little ... «The Hill, Apr 15»
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Group says divestment in fossil fuels is wrong-headed
Opponents of fossil fuels are planning a Global Divestment Day this Friday and Saturday, but one organization says that would do more harm than good. «OneNewsNow, Feb 15»
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'Wrong-headed' bill to scrap knights and dames must go, says …
“Your private member's bill proposal is wrong-headed and, as the lawyers would say, ultra vires. Having made your point I suggest you abandon this idea and ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
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Jack M. Mintz: Obama's wrong-headed tax reforms
Big Pharma and technology companies will especially feel the brunt of these proposals. These dead-on-arrival “reform” proposals are simply wrong-headed. «Financial Post, Feb 15»

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