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Definitions and Synonyms of misdirection | Another word for misdirection | What is misdirection?

Definition 1: management that is careless or inefficient - [noun denoting act]

Samples where misdirection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies

Synonyms for misdirection in the sense of this definition

(misdirection is a kind of ...) the act of managing something

"he was given overall management of the program" "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

(... is a kind of misdirection ) the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation

"a typical bureaucratic screwup"

Definition 2: the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where misdirection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • conjurers are experts at misdirection

Synonyms for misdirection in the sense of this definition

(misdirection is a kind of ...) the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)

"it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"

Definition 3: incorrect directions or instructions - [noun denoting communication]

(misdirection is a kind of ...) a message describing how something is to be done

"he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

Definition 4: an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge - [noun denoting communication]

(misdirection is a kind of ...) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

"the judge's charge to the jury"

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