What does erroneous mean?

Definitions for erroneousəˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word erroneous.

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

  4. Origin: [L. erroneus, fr. errare to err. See Err.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erroneous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erroneous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zhou Qiang:

    Resolutely resist the influence of erroneous Western thought.

  2. Stephen Jay Gould:

    The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.

  3. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    There is something to be said for every error but, whatever may be said for it, the most important thing to be said about it is that it is erroneous.

  4. Michael Pallamary:

    And because of the erroneous maps, they're requiring these homeowners to purchase very, very expensive flood insurance and this is absolutely absurd. These are not flood-prone properties. They're high and dry and safe and secure.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous -- on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. It is failure that makes people bitter and cruel.

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