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Meaning of ERRONEOUS

Pronunciation:  'rowneeus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  containing or characterized by error; "erroneous conclusions"; "the answer was inaccurate"

ERRONEOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: inaccurate, incorrect, wrong



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Er*ro"ne*ous\, a. [L. erroneus, fr. errare to err.
See {Err}.]
1. Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; --
   hence, irregular; unnatural. [Obs.] ``Erroneous
   circulation.'' --Arbuthnot.

         Stopped much of the erroneous light, which otherwise
         would have disturbed the vision.      --Sir I.

2. Misleading; misled; mistaking. [Obs.]

         An erroneous conscience commands us to do what we
         ought to omit.                        --Jer. Taylor.

3. Containing error; not conformed to truth or justice;
   incorrect; false; mistaken; as, an erroneous doctrine;
   erroneous opinion, observation, deduction, view, etc. --
   {Er*ro"ne*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Er*ro"ne*ous*ness}, n.

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