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. Naomi Steinberg:

    So to suggest that the solution for Syrian refugees in Jordan is to simply funnel more money into refugee camps in Jordan is erroneous.

  4. Police Chief Mike Davis:

    Since the incident, a great deal of erroneous information has appeared on social media outlets. … I want to make sure we clear that up today.

  5. 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.

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