erroneous

[uh-roh-nee-uhs, e-roh-]
adjective
1.
containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong: an erroneous answer.
2.
straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin errōneus straying, equivalent to errōn- (stem of errō) wanderer (derivative of err-; see err) + -eus -eous

erroneously, adverb
erroneousness, noun
nonerroneous, adjective
nonerroneously, adverb
nonerroneousness, noun


1. inaccurate, untrue, false.


1. accurate.
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erroneous (ɪˈrəʊnɪəs)
 
adj
based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect
 
[C14: (in the sense: deviating from what is right), from Latin errōneus, from errāre to wander]
 
er'roneously
 
adv
 
er'roneousness
 
n

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erroneous
c.1400, from L. erroneus "vagrant, wandering," from erronem (nom. erro) "vagabond," from errare "to wander, err" (see err). Related: Erroneously.
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Example sentences
When those crises occur, it is often erroneously argued that the problem lies
  with a particular model of banking.
Tsunamis are sometimes erroneously referred to as tidal waves.
The definition of movement is simple erroneously limited.
The customer is then erroneously charged the old price.
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