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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

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

The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
Douglas William Jerrold

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
Warren Beatty
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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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