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erring

[ ur-ing, er- ]
/ ˈɜr ɪŋ, ˈɛr- /
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adjective

going astray; in error; wrong.

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Origin of erring

1300–50; Middle English; replacing Middle English errand.See err, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM erring

err·ing·ly, adverb
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