What is mistaken?

  • (adj): Wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment.
    Example: "A mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity"
    Synonyms: misguided
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mistaken":

  • (adj): Arising from error.
    Example: "A mistaken view of the situation"
    Synonyms: false

Famous quotes containing the word mistaken:

    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)

    [Urging the national government] to eradicate local prejudices and mistaken rivalships to consolidate the affairs of the states into one harmonious interest.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)