misplaced - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˌmɪsˈpleɪst/
  1. 1
    a misplaced feeling or opinion is not suitable for a particular situation or is directed towards the wrong person

    Out of misplaced sympathy for his family I never asked for the money back.

    misplaced fears/loyalty/trust

  2. 2
    put in the wrong place

    The sentence contained a misplaced comma.