adjective \i-ˈrō-nē-əs, e-\

: not correct

Full Definition of ERRONEOUS

:  containing or characterized by error :  mistaken <erroneous assumptions> <gave an erroneous impression>
archaic :  wandering
er·ro·ne·ous·ly adverb
er·ro·ne·ous·ness noun

Examples of ERRONEOUS

  1. <a news article about the new virus that was filled with much erroneous information>
  2. When you're done, the programs scour your return for potential problems and erroneous data and let you correct them. Then, poof! Either print out your 1040 and related documents or follow the software prompts to file electronically. —Kathy Yakal, PC Magazine, 9 Mar. 1999


Middle English, from Latin erroneus, from erron-, erro wanderer, from errare (see err)
First Known Use: 15th century


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