misleading

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Verb[change]

Plain form
mislead

Third-person singular
misleads

Past tense
misled

Past participle
misled

Present participle
misleading

  1. The present participle of mislead.

If something is misleading, then it leading you to a lie. It is false and deceptive.

Examples:

  • Many advertisements for weight loss products are misleading because they promise results without diet or exercise.
  • The wolf's disguise and inviting voice were misleading tricks to trap Little Red Riding Hood.