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English definition of “misleading”

misleading

adjective     /mɪsˈliːdɪŋ/
causing someone to believe something that is not true: The instructions were confusing and even misleading in some cases.misleading advertisements/advertising/adverts The credit company has been criticized by the Office of Fair Trading for printing misleading advertisements.misleading claims/information/statements The money will compensate investors who received misleading information about the financial condition of the company. The screens at the stock exchange gave the misleading impression that shares were falling.
(Definition of misleading adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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