errant


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errant

deviating from the proper course; straying; moving aimlessly: an errant breeze
Not to be confused with:
arrant – downright, thorough, unmitigated, notorious, utter, confirmed, flagrant: an arrant playboy

er·rant

 (ĕr′ənt)
adj.
1. Roving, especially in search of adventure: knights errant.
2. Failing to adhere to guidelines or moral standards: errant youngsters.
3.
a. Moving from the proper course or established limits: errant lambs.
b. Aimless or irregular in motion: an errant afternoon breeze.
c. Missing an intended target or recipient: an errant shot.

[Middle English erraunt, from Anglo-Norman, partly from Old French errer, to travel about (from Vulgar Latin *iterāre, from Latin iter, journey; see ei- in Indo-European roots) and partly from Old French errer, to err; see err.]

er′rant n.
er′rant·ly adv.

errant

(ˈɛrənt)
adj (often postpositive)
1. archaic or literary wandering in search of adventure
2. erring or straying from the right course or accepted standards
[C14: from Old French: journeying, from Vulgar Latin iterāre (unattested), from Latin iter journey; influenced by Latin errāre to err]
ˈerrantly adv

er•rant

(ˈɛr ənt)

adj.
1. deviating from the regular or proper course.
2. traveling, esp. in quest of adventure; roving adventurously.
3. moving in an aimless or lightly changing manner: an errant breeze.
[1300–50; Middle English erraunt < Middle French, Old French errant, present participle of errer, edrer to travel < Vulgar Latin *iterāre to journey]
er′rant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.errant - straying from the right course or from accepted standards; "errant youngsters"
fallible - likely to fail or make errors; "everyone is fallible to some degree"
2.errant - uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable; "an errant breeze"
uncontrolled - not being under control; out of control; "the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS"; "uncontrolled growth"

errant

adjective sinning, offending, straying, wayward, deviant, erring, aberrant His errant son ran up debts of over £3000.

errant

adjective
1. Traveling about, especially in search of adventure:
2. Straying from a proper course or standard:
Translations

errant

[ˈerənt] ADJ (frm) → errante
see also knight C

errant

[ˈɛrənt] adj
(= unfaithful) [husband] → infidèle
(= paedophile) [priest] → dévoyé(e)
[son, child] → délinquant(e)

errant

adj (= erring) wayssündig, verfehlt; husband etcuntreu; membersabtrünnig; (hum) Marxist, Freudianfehlgeleitet, auf Irrwegen

errant

[ˈɛrənt] adj (frm) (wrong) → in errore; (unfaithful) → infedele
References in classic literature ?
Here are such numbers, I will not say of arrant thieves, but of errant knights and errant squires, errant monks and errant minstrels, errant jugglers and errant jesters, that a man with a single merk would be in danger, much more a poor swineherd with a whole bagful of zecchins.
The errant knight, his master, must needs pass us toll-free.
The recovered money has been returned to the passengers and the provincial government also fined the errant transporters, officials said on Sunday.
Summary: Errant cyclists will see their bicycles permanently confiscated, say police
The state welfare, caring society and environment committee chairman warned that these errant supermarkets may lose their licences if the do not comply.
There is a need to empower Saccos to expel errant operators and ensure compliance.
Errant Brewery will now be able to invite beer lovers into its headquarters, in a railway arch at the Forth Goods Yard, for "high quality" tasting events that they plan to hold on Saturdays.
Customers will be allowed into Errant Brewery's HQ in a railway arch at the Forth Goods Yard, Newcastle, for tasting events on Saturdays.
Errant Brewery wants to use part of its base, in a railway arch at the Forth Goods Yard, as a regular bar on Saturdays, having previously opened to beer fans occasionally for special events.
Contract notice: collection of household and similar waste territory seine essonne - resorption of errant deposits and high-pressure washing of the collection points and the surroundings of the points of supply (recovery batch 4)
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday that Moscow is outraged at NATO's "errant" attacks in Afghanistan, which have become almost a daily reality.
A statement from its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the errant officers would be sanctioned.