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
Naifeh said Ohio also eliminated same-day registration for early voting in 2014, which made the process more harmful by removing an opportunity that voters had to correct erroneous removals and vote.
This statement is factually erroneous and is just crazy talk.
In its statement, CBP said the cost estimates are erroneous.
For months, a coalition of community advocates, church leaders and watchdog groups have called on Baltimore officials to immediately halt tax sales for water debt, citing erroneous bills and high costs.
Beethoven mice have a single erroneous letter in a gene called TMC1 that causes the animals to gradually lose their hearing.
Soon after the crash, The Associated Press reported six people had been killed; that figure was based on what turned out to be erroneous information provided in a briefing to officials.
This was erroneous, but North Korea's government had collapsed.
These erroneous comparisons exist for the sole purpose of derailment from taking the fight to white supremacy.
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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.
Synonymsfalse, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrong
Antonymsaccurate, correct, errorless, exact, factual, precise, proper, right, sound, true, valid, veracious
Related Wordscounterfactual; specious, spurious; deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, misleading; amiss, askew, awry; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious; unconfirmed, unproven, untested; fabricated, invented, made-up, trumped-up
Near Antonymsconfirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, tested; faultless, flawless, impeccable, letter-perfect, perfect
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