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Meaning of "wrong-headedness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONG-HEADEDNESS

wrong-headedness  [ˌrɒŋˈhɛdɪdnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONG-HEADEDNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrong-Headedness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WRONG-HEADEDNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wrong-headedness

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-headedness in the English dictionary

The definition of wrong-headedness in the dictionary is foolish stubbornness; obstinacy. Other definition of wrong-headedness is lack of correct judgment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRONG-HEADEDNESS


bigheadedness
ˌbɪɡˈhɛdɪdnəs
blockheadedness
ˌblɒkˈhɛdɪdnəs
boundedness
ˈbaʊndɪdnəs
crowdedness
ˈkraʊdɪdnəs
dunderheadedness
ˈdʌndəˌhɛdɪdnəs
fatheadedness
ˌfætˈhɛdɪdnəs
heavy-handedness
ˌhevɪˈhændɪdnəs
high-handedness
ˌhaɪˈhændɪdnəs
hot-headedness
ˌhɒtˈhɛdɪdnəs
left-handedness
ˌlɛftˈhændɪdnəs
level-headedness
ˌlɛvəlˈhɛdɪdnəs
light-headedness
ˌlaɪtˈhɛdɪdnəs
long-headedness
ˌlɒŋˈhɛdɪdnəs
muddleheadedness
ˌmʌdəlˈhɛdɪdnəs
one-sidedness
ˌwʌnˈsaɪdɪdnəs
pinheadedness
ˈpɪnˌhɛdɪdnəs
roundheadedness
ˌraʊndˈhɛdɪdnəs
soft-headedness
ˌsɒftˈhɛdɪdnəs
thickheadedness
ˌθɪkˈhɛdɪdnəs
woodenheadedness
ˈwʊdənˌhɛdɪdnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONG-HEADEDNESS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONG-HEADEDNESS

awkwardness
baldness
blindness
boldness
business
fondness
goodness
hardness
indebtedness
kindness
loudness
madness
mindedness
oddness
preparedness
redness
sadness
soundness
tiredness
weirdness
wickedness

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrong-headedness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONG-HEADEDNESS

Find out the translation of wrong-headedness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrong-headedness 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-headedness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

错的头脑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

terquedad
570 millions of speakers

English

wrong-headedness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलत headedness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخطأ الصلابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

так в голове
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

errado de cabeça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল কেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mal de tête
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketuhanan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

falsch Heit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間違ったふらつき
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잘못된 머리가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Maling
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sai váng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறு தேவனே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुकीचे वर्तन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yanlış sersemlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

male di testa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

źle w głowie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

так в голові
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

greșit de confuzie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάθος - ζάλη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkeerd hardkoppigheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fel yrsel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feil - headed
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrong-headedness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG-HEADEDNESS»

The term «wrong-headedness» is used very little and occupies the 182.309 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG-HEADEDNESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrong-headedness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrong-headedness» 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-headedness

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONG-HEADEDNESS»

Discover the use of wrong-headedness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrong-headedness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
David Perry on Game Design: A Brainstorming Toolbox
WRONG-HEADEDNESS. Often in a story, particularly a mystery, thriller, or comedy, one of the main characters will simply do the wrong thing over and over again. As an audience, you want to scream at the person and tell him what to do.
Carl Granberg, 2009
2
Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ
Finally, Paul describes wrong-headedness as the “ignorance that is in them.” This is not innocent ignorance but a willful ignorance that leaves us accountable to God. We are without excuse. God will hold us accountable for our ignorance ...
Greg Ogden, 2009
3
Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal
eight. The. Rushmore. of. Wrong-Headedness. I used to write for Dennis Miller in 1992, when he had a syndicated talk show. During the program's one season Miller went from endorsing Jerry Brown to becoming a big Ross Perot supporter.
Barry Crimmins, 2004
4
The History of P. Cornelius Tacitus
... by,a the Germans and Gauls, sensitive to infection, in their eagerness for the river to escape from the heat, sapped their constitutions.8 Moreover, the rules of the service fell into disorder,4 either through wrong- headedness 5 or self-interest .
‎1892
5
The Collected Works of Dr. P. M. Latham: Lectures on ...
And what the world makes sure of, and is familiar with, it is apt to call by some homely vigorous name ; and this it calls wrong- headedness. The name is almost descriptive of the thing itself ; for, wherever it is found, it is always ready to hinder  ...
Peter Mere Latham, Robert Martin, Sir Thomas Watson, 1878
6
Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc
'Mr Belloc can make his wrong-headedness amusing,' wrote the TLS reviewer, ' but it remains wrong-headedness all the same.' The ghosts of Belloc's 'wrong- headedness' were to return to haunt him during a lecture tour of the United States  ...
Joseph Pearce, 2002
7
The Spectator
The portrait of the Countess Badna, who becomes the wife of that good-tempered , loyal, and in every way wholesome-natured English gentleman, Douglas Colborne, is a very elaborate and exceedingly clever study of wrong- headedness j ...
‎1894
8
Babbling Echoes: Soundings from Yesteryear
In those days, the reference was to partisan politics, vested interests, graft and good-old-fashioned wrong-headedness. Today, the machinery is truly complex and more truly machinery. Wrong-headedness has become egregious error. Error is ...
H. A. Dorfman, 2012
9
The Copernican Achievement
... or Johann Werner in which all the irregular motions that Copernicus assigns to the earth are given to the heavens with no ill effects other than the general wrong -headedness of the whole theory, a wrong-headedness shared by Copernicus.
Robert S. Westman, 1975
10
Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice
Wrong- headedness may spring from temper, from timidity, from ignorance, and a multitude of causes. I have already given a few specimens of the class that will illustrate this, but the wrong- headedness to which I am now alluding, is an ...
Sir George Stephen, 1874

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrong-headedness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Could Food Trucks Help Feed the Homeless?
... take years to reveal their wrong-headedness (see, for example, the proliferation of tough-on-crime laws during the 1990s and today's burgeoning prison crisis) ... «TakePart, Jul 15»
2
Talking Heads, Theatre Royal Bath, review: taking on 'the hallowed …
It sounds memorable, if throwaway, but doesn't withstand scrutiny; too contrived in its cross-wired wrong-headedness, too plainly scripted. When LOL was ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Transgender tales from the Twilight Zone
Instead of helping people come to grips with wrong-headedness and become right-headed, psychologists are wont to focus on and legitimate the feelings that ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
4
Sony is making an emoji movie: Here's a plot rival studios can use …
If the leaked Sony emails taught us anything, it's that the studio is a stronghold of wrong-headedness and panicked attempts at capturing the zeitgeist (though its ... «The Next Web, Jul 15»
5
LA district continues to persecute one of the nation's best teachers
Fortunately, his attorneys have prepared a detailed account of the administrative incompetence and wrong-headedness that created this situation as Los ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
6
Opinion: Anthony Kennedy and the Supremes
"Scalia's fury is a rear-guard action that proves its own wrong-headedness," Patt Morrison rebuts. "Of course California counts." L.A. Times. In other SCOTUS ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
7
Scaling Up, Mass Production and Wrong-Headedness in Education
The basic principle of American business is to find something that's needed, get investors to mass produce it and then sell it to millions. So the government ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
8
Peggy Curran: PQ using charter, identity debates to distract from true …
These are not double agents dispatched to underscore the wrong-headedness of the proposed charter. They are plain-spoken people who find cosmopolitan ... «Montreal Gazette, Jan 14»
9
Romney Distorts Facts on Jeep, Auto Bailout
And he touts an endorsement from the Detroit News, but the self-described conservative paper said it endorsed Romney “despite his wrong-headedness on the ... «FactCheck.org, Oct 12»
10
Detroit News Endorses Romney 'Despite His Wrong-Headedness
The Detroit News endorsed Mitt Romney on Thursday, noting it wasn't an pre decision for the self-described conservative paper. Thanking President Barack ... «Mediaite, Oct 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wrong-Headedness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wrong-headedness>. Jun 2021 ».
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