UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌmɪsˈliːdɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌmɪsˈlidɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mis lēding)

From the verb mislead: (⇒ conjugate)
misleading is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a misleading [quote, statement, reply, question, suggestion]
  2. provided misleading [information, details]
  3. [gave, left, wrote] misleading instructions
  4. was fed misleading instructions
  5. misleading advertising
  6. is [quite, very, completely] misleading
  7. is misleading to [say, think, suggest, give, offer]
  8. is misleading to [students, children, customers, consumers, parents]
  9. misleading [in terms of, as regards]
  10. misleading [given, in] that
  11. misleading with [regard, respect] to
  12. it is misleading [insofar, in so much] as
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. misled [consumers, his friend, students, the public]
  2. the [government, press, company] misled [the people, its customers]
  3. misled about [taxes, foreign policy, new laws]
  4. misled as to the [state, nature, size, number] of
  5. misled on the [subject, question] of
  6. misled by [friends, his agent, her financial adviser]
  7. misled by [false, inaccurate, unverified] information
  8. misled by [advertising, advertisements, the commercial]
  9. mislead you into [thinking, accepting, agreeing]
  10. misled (them) into buying [property, shares, the car]
  11. [directions, instructions] that often mislead
  12. which could mislead [consumers, customers, viewers]
  13. mislead [everyone, anyone, most people, many]
  14. [found, are] guilty of misleading
  15. misled into a false sense of security
  16. misled and [cheated, confused, deceived]
  17. [commonly, often, unfortunately, regretfully] misled
  18. misled down the wrong [street, road, highway, path]
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