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"misleading" in British English

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misleadingadjective

uk   us   /ˌmɪsˈliː.dɪŋ/
B2 causing someone to ​believe something that is not ​true: misleading ​information/​statements Adverts must not ​create a misleading impression.
misleadingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
We ​climbed the misleadingly ​named 'Short Mountain'.
(Definition of misleading from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misleading" in American English

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misleadingadjective

 us   /mɪsˈli·dɪŋ/
causing someone to ​believe something that is not ​true: misleading ​information a misleading ​story
(Definition of misleading from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"misleading" in Business English

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misleadingadjective

uk   us   /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 ​creditcompany has been criticized by the ​Office of Fair Trading for ​printing misleading ​advertisements.misleading claims/information/statements The ​money will ​compensateinvestors who received misleading ​information about the ​financialcondition of the ​company. The ​screens at the ​stockexchange gave the misleading ​impression that ​shares were ​falling.
(Definition of misleading from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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