erroneous

  • 1 erroneous — er·ro·ne·ous /i rō nē əs, e / adj: containing or characterized by error see also clearly erroneous er·ro·ne·ous·ly adv er·ro·ne·ous·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …

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  • 2 Erroneous — Er*ro ne*ous, a. [L. erroneus, fr. errare to err. See {Err}.] 1. Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; hence, irregular; unnatural. [Obs.] Erroneous circulation. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] Stopped much of the erroneous light, which …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Erroneous — means based on or containing an error, to be mistaken, wrong, incorrect or inaccurate; to stray from what is considered moral, decent, proper, etc.Erroneous may also refer to:* Your Erroneous Zones , a self help book by Wayne Dyer * Erroneous… …

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  • 4 erroneous — late 14c., from O.Fr. erroneus and directly from L. erroneus vagrant, wandering (in Late Latin erroneous ), from erronem (nom. erro) vagabond, from errare to wander, err (see ERR (Cf. err)). Related: Erroneously …

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  • 5 erroneous — [adj] wrong, incorrect all off*, all wet*, amiss, askew, awry, defective, fallacious, false, faulty, flawed, inaccurate, inexact, invalid, misguided, mistaken, off, specious, spurious, unfounded, unsound, untrue, way off, wrong number*; concepts… …

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  • 6 erroneous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wrong; incorrect. DERIVATIVES erroneously adverb. ORIGIN Latin erroneus, from errare to stray, err …

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  • 7 erroneous — [e rō′nē əs, ərō′nē əs] adj. [ME < L erroneus, wandering about < errare: see ERR] containing or based on error; mistaken; wrong erroneously adv …

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  • 8 erroneous — adj. erroneous to + inf. (it s erroneous to assume that the press always prints the truth) * * * [ɪ rəʊnɪəs] erroneous to + inf. (it s erroneous to assume that the press always prints the truth) …

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  • 9 erroneous — [[t]ɪro͟ʊniəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Beliefs, opinions, or methods that are erroneous are incorrect or only partly correct. Some people have the erroneous notion that one can contract AIDS by giving blood... They have arrived at some erroneous… …

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  • 10 erroneous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin erroneus, from erron , erro wanderer, from errare Date: 15th century 1. containing or characterized by error ; mistaken < erroneous assumptions > < gave an erroneous impression > 2. archaic… …

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  • 11 erroneous — er|ro|ne|ous [ıˈrəuniəs US ıˈrou ] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: erroneus, from errare; ERR] erroneous ideas or information are wrong and based on facts that are not correct ▪ His economic predictions are based on some erroneous… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 erroneous — erroneously, adv. erroneousness, n. /euh roh nee euhs, e roh /, adj. 1. containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong: an erroneous answer. 2. straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc. [1350 1400; ME < L erroneus straying, equiv. to erron… …

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  • 13 erroneous — adj. Erroneous is used with these nouns: ↑assumption, ↑belief, ↑conclusion, ↑idea, ↑impression, ↑information, ↑interpretation, ↑perception, ↑report …

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  • 14 erroneous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. mistaken, incorrect, inaccurate, untrue; see false 2 , wrong 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [i RO nee us] mistaken, wrong. The theory ofgreen cheese on the moon is erroneous. SYN.: mistaken,… …

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  • 15 erroneous — er|ro|ne|ous [ ı rouniəs ] adjective FORMAL not correct: reports based on erroneous information ╾ er|ro|ne|ous|ly adverb: Patients had been erroneously diagnosed as having cancer …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 erroneous — adjective formal erroneous ideas, statements etc are wrong because they are based on information that is not correct erroneously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 erroneous — adjective an erroneous accusation Syn: wrong, incorrect, mistaken, in error, inaccurate, untrue, false, fallacious; unsound, specious, faulty, flawed; informal way out, full of holes Ant: correct …

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  • 18 erroneous — UK [ɪˈrəʊnɪəs] / US [ɪˈroʊnɪəs] adjective formal not correct reports based on erroneous information Derived word: erroneously adverb Patients had been erroneously diagnosed as having cancer …

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  • 19 erroneous — [ɪˈrəʊniəs] adj formal not correct reports based on erroneous information[/ex] erroneously adv …

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  • 20 erroneous — Wrong, mistaken. Particularly, in reference to a determination made by a court. Deviating from, or contrary to, the law, as an erroneous ruling. It means or imports the power to act, but error in its exercise. The word does not appear to be used… …

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