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Is there a word for the following action:

Presume that we have a person who has never eaten parsley. He is speaking with another person who also has never eaten parsley. He tells that person that he doesn't like parsley because it's too spicy. He believes that it's true because someone else told him, so he's avoided parsley his whole life.

He's not lying, because that would imply he knows the truth but is intentionally saying otherwise. However, he's not being truthful either. Is there a word for this?

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    Misinformed? Willfully ignorant? – Steven Littman Nov 6 '17 at 18:29
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    @StevenLittman Would it be willfully ignorant? It seems more the individual doesn't know any better. I would feel they are being unintentionally ignorant. – Eddie Nov 6 '17 at 18:41
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    I'd think it's a question of submitting to the claims of someone else without finding out for himself. That would be willfully ignorant; he couldn't bother to find out the truth. We're suffering from a lot of that in the US these days, over matters far more important than what parsley tastes like. – Steven Littman Nov 6 '17 at 18:49
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    Misinformed sounds about right, actually – Michael Stachowsky Nov 6 '17 at 19:01
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    Misinformed is to receive incorrect information. But misguided is to have one's behaviour adversely affected by the untruthfulness of another. – Nigel J Nov 6 '17 at 22:09

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