erroneous

[ uh-roh-nee-uhs, e-roh- ]
/ əˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ- /

adjective

containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong: an erroneous answer.
straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.

Origin of erroneous

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin errōneus straying, equivalent to errōn- (stem of errō) wanderer (derivative of err-; see err) + -eus -eous

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erroneous

/ (ɪˈrəʊnɪəs) /

adjective

based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect

Derived Forms

erroneously, adverberroneousness, noun

Word Origin for erroneous

C14: (in the sense: deviating from what is right), from Latin errōneus, from errāre to wander
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