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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

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

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

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

If you think dealing with issues like worthiness and authenticity and vulnerability are not worthwhile because there are more pressing issues, like the bottom line or attendance or standardized test scores, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. It underpins everything.
Brene Brown

The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can't solve extreme poverty and disease, isn't just mistaken. It is harmful.
Bill Gates
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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

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