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er·ro·ne·ous

 (ĭ-rō′nē-əs)
adj.
Containing or derived from error; mistaken: erroneous conclusions.

[Middle English, from Latin errōneus, from errō, errōn-, a vagabond, from errāre, to err, wander; see ers- in Indo-European roots.]

er·ro′ne·ous·ly adv.
er·ro′ne·ous·ness n.

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]
erˈroneously adv
erˈroneousness n

er•ro•ne•ous

(əˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-)

adj.
1. containing error; mistaken; incorrect.
2. straying from what is right or proper.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin errōneus straying <errōn-, s. of errō wanderer (derivative of errāre to wander, err)]
er•ro′ne•ous•ly, adv.
er•ro′ne•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.erroneous - containing or characterized by error; "erroneous conclusions"
incorrect, wrong - not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions"

erroneous

erroneous

adjective
Containing an error or errors:
Idioms: all wet, in error, off base, off the mark.
Translations
chybný
fejlagtigforkert
ósannur, rangur
klaidingasklaidingumas
kļūdains

erroneous

[ɪˈrəʊnɪəs] ADJerróneo

erroneous

[ɪˈrəʊniəs] adj [idea] → erroné(e)

erroneous

adjfalsch; assumption, belief, impressionirrig

erroneous

[ɪˈrəʊnɪəs] adjerroneo/a

erroneous

(iˈrouniəs) adjective
(not used of a person) wrong; incorrect. an erroneous statement.
erˈroneously adverb
erˈroneousness noun
References in classic literature ?
And the strangest thing about it is that all religions are erroneous and mischievous excepting mine.
OF THE LESS ERRONEOUS PICTURES OF WHALES, AND THE TRUE
To this the Roman legate answered: "As for that which has been said, that it is better and more advantageous for your state not to interfere in our war, nothing can be more erroneous; because by not interfering you will be left, without favour or consideration, the guerdon of the conqueror." Thus it will always happen that he who is not your friend will demand your neutrality, whilst he who is your friend will entreat you to declare yourself with arms.
This order of truth, no matter how erroneous it may be, is the sane and normal order of truth, the rational order
He had embraced the Catholic religion, rather through complaisance than conviction or inclination; and many of the Abyssins who had done the same, waited only for an opportunity of making public profession of the ancient erroneous opinions, and of re-uniting themselves to the Church of Alexandria.
Yet Montesquieu, speaking of this association, says: "Were I to give a model of an excellent Confederate Republic, it would be that of Lycia." Thus we perceive that the distinctions insisted upon were not within the contemplation of this enlightened civilian; and we shall be led to conclude, that they are the novel refinements of an erroneous theory.
But politicians now appear, who insist that this opinion is erroneous, and that instead of looking for safety and happiness in union, we ought to seek it in a division of the States into distinct confederacies or sovereignties.
They declared that there were eighty-two erroneous opinions on religious subjects diffused among the people, and that Mrs.
As those who are equal in one particular are not therefore equal in all, and those who are unequal in one particular are not therefore unequal in all, it follows that all those governments which are established upon a principle which supposes they are, are erroneous.
Similarity of form led him into no erroneous conception of the welcome that would be accorded him should he be discovered by these, the first of his own kind he had ever seen.
Throughout the whole army and at headquarters most joyful though erroneous rumors were rife of the imaginary approach of columns from Russia, of some victory gained by the Austrians, and of the retreat of the frightened Bonaparte.
Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, I can entertain no doubt, after the most deliberate study and dispassionate judgment of which I am capable, that the view which most naturalists entertain, and which I formerly entertained--namely, that each species has been independently created--is erroneous. I am fully convinced that species are not immutable; but that those belonging to what are called the same genera are lineal descendants of some other and generally extinct species, in the same manner as the acknowledged varieties of any one species are the descendants of that species.