Definitions for erroneousəˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•ro•ne•ousəˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-(adj.)

  1. containing error; mistaken; incorrect.

  2. straying from what is right or proper.

Origin of erroneous:

1350–1400; ME < L errōneus straying <errōn-, s. of errō wanderer (der. of errāre to wander, err )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. erroneous(adj)

    containing or characterized by error

    "erroneous conclusions"


  1. erroneous(Adjective)

    Containing an error; inaccurate.

  2. erroneous(Adjective)

    Derived from an error.

  3. erroneous(Adjective)


  4. erroneous(Adjective)

    signifies a deviation from the requirements of the law, but does not connote a lack of legal authority, and is thus distinguished from illegal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erroneous(adj)

    wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; -- hence, irregular; unnatural

  2. Erroneous(adj)

    misleading; misled; mistaking

  3. Erroneous(adj)

    containing error; not conformed to truth or justice; incorrect; false; mistaken; as, an erroneous doctrine; erroneous opinion, observation, deduction, view, etc

Translations for erroneous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(not used of a person) wrong; incorrect

an erroneous statement.

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