Synonyms and Antonyms of err
1 to make a mistake <we badly erred when we calculated the driving distance> Synonyms blunder, boob [British], flub, fluff, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), screw up, slip up, stumble, trip Related Words nod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand Phrases drop the ball, lay an egg
2 to commit an offense <when we err, we must be willing to accept the consequences> Synonyms offend, fall, sin, stray, transgress, trespass, wanderRelated Words breach, break, infringe, violate; backslide, lapse; mess upNear Antonyms forgive, justify, pardon; regret, repent, rue
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