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Synonyms for misleading

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tending to lead one into error

Synonyms for misleading

designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently

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These claims are misleading by gross exaggeration," it said.
The CCC also pulled up German luxury carmaker BMW as mentioning the price in the advertisement in place of down payment was found misleading and against norms.
A team of trained analysts then classified those claims as being truthful, potentially misleading or false.
At best they might have some person on the other side respond to a misleading claim, but there's seldom an attempt by the journalist to figure out what's true.
How the SEC applies the rule is grounded in its definition of advertisement and misleading.
More importantly, under the more flexible guidelines, consumers are likely to have better access to health-related information for conventional food and dietary supplements--information that is truthful and not misleading and more readily available to consumers through both labels and advertising.
Publish statistics twice a year about the numbers and types of reports received about misleading advertisements and the types of action taken.
However, merely warning participants they would be exposed to misleading information was only marginally successful in one case (Greene, Flynn, & Loftus, 1982) and unsuccessful in another (Zaragoza & Lane, 1994).
The basis for choosing, designing and constructing them is not widely understood - and they often produce misleading or incomprehensible results.
The text begins with sweeping generalizations about ecotourism and moves into similarly misleading generalizations about ecology in many regions of the world.
Moreover, children show considerable resistance to the types of misleading questions that may inadvertently crop up in sexual abuse investigations, maintain psychologist Karen J.
introduction of the Cloned Food Labeling Act saying, "Labels that are misleading to consumers are unlawful.
A complaint was filed Monday with the city Ethics Commission, and Controller Laura Chick abandoned her neutrality on the measure, calling for its defeat and demanding that backers stop making misleading statements about her investigation of city contracting practices.
Nevertheless, the board ignored the recommendation and declared Ibanez guilty of "false, deceptive and misleading advertising.
An influential series of studies in the 1970s suggested that eyewitness memories -- say, for the details of a traffic accident -- often change when misleading information about the event is later presented.