- containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong: an erroneous answer.
- straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.
Origin of erroneous
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Examples from the Web for erroneously
But Uber's surges are not price gouging, as some have erroneously claimed.In Defense of Uber’s Awful Sydney Surge Pricing
December 16, 2014
Then, it was erroneously reported that Anna Karenina director Joe Wright had won the job (a very strange choice).Meet ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson: The Cancer-Surviving Badass
June 20, 2013
Her brother, George Percy, was erroneously linked to Pippa Middleton.William and Harry Hit Rural Pub For Non-Rager Stag Party
April 15, 2013
We must counter those who erroneously believe that smearing another religion is the best way to defend their own.Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: Let the Global Movement of Moderates Rise
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
September 20, 2012
She erroneously claimed that the major funder of the New Israel Fund is the Ford Foundation.Old Familiar Tunes of Suppression
June 29, 2012
But this imperfection had hitherto been erroneously accounted for.Great Astronomers
R. S. Ball
It was erroneously supposed that this form was related to Hylobates.Evolution in Modern Thought
This is generally, but erroneously attributed to vitiated instincts.On the Origin of Species
The date is erroneously conjectured in Moss's Classical Bib.The Ship of Fools, Volume 1
Craig, a rock, is in other passages also erroneously made mountain.
- based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect
Word Origin and History for erroneously
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.