- containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong: an erroneous answer.
- straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.
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Examples from the Web for erroneous
Only the erroneous assumption in that, see, is that a guy like Calley might ever volunteer any information at all.The Stacks: Grateful Dead I Have Known
August 30, 2014
All along, the atomic minuet with Tehran has been built on assumptions—ours and theirs—that are, as it turns out, erroneous.Iraq Is Not Our War Anymore. Let It Be Iran’s Problem.
July 17, 2014
This is a conspiracy to convict the captain when the core team made the erroneous decisions together.Costa Concordia Captain: I’m A Scapegoat For Carnival Cruise Lines
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 11, 2014
From a political perspective, the erroneous but strategic conflation of inequality and mobility makes obvious sense.Why Obama Can’t Solve Inequality
January 28, 2014
The erroneous decision is only compounded by the current state of Israeli higher education.The Real Problems with Israel's Newest University
July 20, 2012
Hence, to attribute the support solely to the surface area is erroneous.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
The Pagoda might be an erroneous variant of the thunderbolt Vadjra.The Chinese Fairy Book
The story, often copied from Withers, that Neely was killed by a wolf, is erroneous.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
All of this has produced an erroneous impression that the times are out of joint.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
And yet there is a further consideration: may not all these notions of friendship be erroneous?Lysis
- based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect
Word Origin and History for erroneous
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.