What does erroneous mean?

Definitions for erroneous
əˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-er·ro·neous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erroneousadjective

    containing or characterized by error

    "erroneous conclusions"


  1. erroneousadjective

    Containing an error; inaccurate.

  2. erroneousadjective

    Derived from an error.

  3. erroneousadjective


  4. erroneousadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Erroneousadjective

    Etymology: from erro, Latin.

    They roam
    Erroneous and disconsolate, themselves
    Accusing, and their chiefs improvident
    Of military chance. Phillips.

    This circle, by being placed here, stopped much of the erroneous light, which otherwise would have disturbed the vision. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    Unblam’d abundance crown’d the royal board,
    What time this done rever’d her prudent lord;
    Who now, so heav’n decrees, is doom’d to mourn,
    Bitter constraint! erroneous and forlorn. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. i.

    If the vessels, instead of breaking, yield, it subjects the person to all the inconveniencies of erroneous circulation; that is, when the blood strays into the vessels destined to carry serum or lymph. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Thou art far from destroying the innocent with the guilty, and the erroneous with the malicious. Charles I .

    There is the erroneous as well as the rightly informed conscience. Robert South, Sermons.

    Their whole counsel is in this point utterly condemned, as having either proceeded from the blindness of those times, or from negligence, or from desire of honour and glory, or from an erroneous opinion that such things might be for a while. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 14.

    A wonderful erroneous observation that walketh about, is commonly received, contrary to all the true account of time and experience. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.

    The phænomena of light have been hitherto explained by supposing that they arise from new modifications of the rays, which is an erroneous supposition. Isaac Newton, Opt.


  1. erroneous

    Erroneous refers to something that contains errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies. It can be used to describe a statement, belief, action or concept that is incorrect, false, or misleading.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erroneousadjective

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

  2. Erroneousadjective

    misleading; misled; mistaking

  3. Erroneousadjective

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

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

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  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

Examples of erroneous in a Sentence

  1. Zhou Qiang:

    Resolutely resist the influence of erroneous Western thought.

  2. The FDA:

    No test is perfect, given the probability of erroneous results and the rarity of these mutations, professional societies typically recommend that only prospective parents with a family history of a genetic disorder undergo carrier screening.

  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. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    By and large, I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of erroneous assumptions.

  5. Michael Pallamary:

    The maps are all in error, 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.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. opaque
    • B. hatched
    • C. suspicious
    • D. noninvasive

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