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
Unfortunately, there have been erroneous emergency alerts sent to the public.
The false alert appeared to be the result of erroneous computer coding that mislabeled a test as the real thing.
As anticipated, the shame-vironment otherwise known as Twitter immediately took notice when confused viewers on Sunday began sharing photos of the obviously erroneous spot.
This association of immigrants with crime is factually erroneous and, frankly, quite alarming.
Enter rapid rescoring — a process that frequently can get the erroneous information corrected in as little as two to three days.
More than a year ago, the Washington Post published an erroneous story alleging that Russia had hacked into a U.S. electrical grid in Vermont.
Hawaii’s emergency-management service sent an erroneous text message to the state’s residents warning of an impending missile attack.
Stuart Naifeh, an attorney for Demos, said Ohio also eliminated same-day registration for early voting in 2014, which ended an opportunity that voters previously had to correct erroneous removals and cast ballots.
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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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