English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'wrong-headed'

(adjective) 
Definition
constantly and stubbornly wrong in judgment
I realise now that my thinking was wrong-headed and immature.
Synonyms
mistaken
She obviously had a mistaken view.
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wrong
That was the wrong answer – try again.
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false
This resulted in false information being entered.
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incorrect
He denied that his evidence was incorrect.
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faulty
Their interpretation was faulty.
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misguided
He is misguided in expecting honesty from her.
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erroneous
The conclusions they have come to are completely erroneous.
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off target
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unsound
The thinking is muddled and fundamentally unsound.
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in error
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fallacious
Their argument is fallacious.
(adjective) 
Definition
constantly and stubbornly wrong in judgment
The Government persists in its blind, wrong-headed approach to prisons and crime.
Synonyms
obstinate
He is obstinate and determined and will not give up.
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dogged
through sheer dogged determination
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contrary
Why must she always be so contrary?
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stubborn
He is a stubborn character used to getting his own way.
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perverse
You're just being perverse.
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inflexible
They viewed him as stubborn, inflexible and dogmatic.
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wilful
a selfish and wilful congressman
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intransigent
The worry is that the radicals will grow more intransigent.
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obdurate
The administration have been obdurate defenders of the status quo.
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self-willed
He was very independent and self-willed.
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refractory
refractory priests who tried to side with the king
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pig-headed
In her pig-headed way, she insisted that she was right.
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mulish
He had a flushed, mulish look on his heavy face.
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froward (archaic)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bull-headed
in the sense of contrary
Definition
perverse
Why must she always be so contrary?
Synonyms
cussed (informal),
stroppy (British, slang),
balky,
unaccommodating,
froward (archaic),
thrawn (Scottish, Northern England, dialect),
arsey (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)
in the sense of dogged
Definition
obstinately determined
through sheer dogged determination

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Thesaurus for wrong-headed from the Collins English Thesaurus
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