Examples of erroneous in a Sentence
- 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
- Here we come face-to-face with the uncompromising rules of golf as Mr. Dobereiner recounts how Roberto de Vincenzo lost the 1968 Masters Tournament by a single stroke because he signed an erroneous scorecard. —Robert R. Harris, New York Times Book Review, 21 Oct. 1984
- To say truth, nothing is more erroneous than the common observation, that men who are ill-natured and quarrelsome when they are drunk, are very worthy persons when they are sober: for drink, in reality, doth not reverse nature, or create passions in men which did not exist in them before. —Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, 1749
a news article about the new virus that was filled with much erroneous information
Recent Examples of erroneous from the Web
There are many examples of erroneous assessments by anthropologists of the period.
Last week, erroneous reports predicted, to much uproar, that Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel would not address #MeToo or Time's Up in his monologue.
The recent erroneous references were to a.m. viewings; in fact, the times for best viewing are for p.m. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Of four people who commented at the last board meeting, only one opposed the issue, and that was on the erroneous assumption the clinic would provide abortions.
Back in 2016, the Office of the Inspector General found that the Army had made $6.5 trillion in erroneous accounting adjustments—a decade’s worth of defense appropriations—in a single year.
People who received erroneous 1099 forms should contact the company at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, the company added.
The numbers were worthy of a tax increase — and, in fact, were largely based on an erroneous belief that the bill indeed constituted a tax hike.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wells Fargo had sent erroneous letters to 38,000 customers who had been forced to buy unneeded auto insurance.
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How to Define erroneous
Erroneous basically means "containing errors", and, since most of us are constantly suffering from mistaken notions, the word is often used in front of words such as "assumption" and "idea". It's also used to describe the kind of mistaken information that can lead to erroneous theories, erroneous conclusions, and erroneous decisions.
ERRONEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of erroneous for English Language Learners
: not correct
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