What is mistaken?

  • (adj): Arising from error.
    Example: "A mistaken view of the situation"
    Synonyms: false
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mistaken":

  • (adj): Wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment.
    Example: "A mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity"
    Synonyms: misguided

Famous quotes containing the word mistaken:

    I totter,
    And did I not take steps would be tipped over
    Like the ideal of some mistaken lover.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    He had not the least pride of birth and rank, that common narrow notion of little minds, that wretched mistaken succedaneum of merit.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely, Mr. Kaplan? First you’re the outraged Madison Avenue man who claims he’s been mistaken for someone else. Then you play the fugitive from justice, supposedly trying to clear his name of a crime he knows he didn’t commit. And now you play the peevish lover stung by jealously and betrayal. It seems to me you fellows could stand a little less training from the FBI and a little more from the Actors Studio.
    Ernest Lehman (b.1920)