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
Bass also plans to spearhead a new website, ABA Legal Fact Check, to correct erroneous assertions about what’s legal and what’s not.
The Saints reportedly put Breaux on the trade block on Monday, but teams cannot trade injured players, which would seem to make those reports erroneous.
Unfortunately, Billboard's editors chose their own, erroneous, definition of what the term ‘independent’ means.
The groups, Grove Watch and the South Grove Neighborhood Association, uncovered erroneous approvals by city officials stratagems by developers to exploit regulatory loopholes.
But the decision backfired on Tillerson, as confusion and erroneous reports from local press came to shape the trip, and there were no U.S. reporters around to correct them.
Secretary of State Alison Grimes, a Democrat, said the commission perpetuates the erroneous belief that voter fraud is a widespread issue.
A vile of morphine sulfate, shown here in a file photo, is among the drugs that federal officials allege was shipped by Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals with an erroneous label, then administered to patients, who got sick because of it.
The reason this erroneous stat persists is simply that Love and Green both play the power forward position.
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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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