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erroneous

[uh-roh-nee-uh s, e-roh-] /əˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-/
adjective
1.
containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong:
an erroneous answer.
2.
straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin errōneus straying, equivalent to errōn- (stem of errō) wanderer (derivative of err-; see err) + -eus -eous
Related forms
erroneously, adverb
erroneousness, noun
nonerroneous, adjective
nonerroneously, adverb
nonerroneousness, noun
Synonyms
1. inaccurate, untrue, false.
Antonyms
1. accurate.
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erroneous

/ɪˈrəʊnɪəs/
adjective
1.
based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect
Derived Forms
erroneously, adverb
erroneousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: (in the sense: deviating from what is right), from Latin errōneus, from errāre to wander
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Contemporary definitions for erroneousness'
adjective

straying from a wise or right path

Word Origin

Latin errare 'to wander'

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Word Origin and History for erroneousness'

erroneous

adj.

late 14c., from Old French erroneus and directly from Latin erroneus "vagrant, wandering" (in Late Latin "erroneous"), from erronem (nominative erro) "vagabond," from errare "to wander, err" (see err). Related: Erroneously.

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