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Definition of Mistaken


  1. of Mistake
  2. Being in error; judging wrongly; having a wrong opinion or a misconception; as, a mistaken man; he is mistaken.
  3. Erroneous; wrong; as, a mistaken notion.

Mistaken Quotations

Some people have a mistaken idea that all thoughts disappear through meditation and we enter a state of blankness. There certainly are times of great tranquility when concentration is strong and we have few, if any, thoughts. But other times, we can be flooded with memories, plans or random thinking. It's important not to blame yourself.
Sharon Salzberg

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
Claude Debussy

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
Barack Obama

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
Jane Austen

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
Thomas Browne
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Mistaken Translations

mistaken in Afrikaans is verkeerd, onjuis
mistaken in Dutch is foutief, verkeerd, fout, onjuist
mistaken in German is vertan, geirrt
mistaken in Norwegian is urett
mistaken in Portuguese is confundido
mistaken in Spanish is malo, alucinar