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
This misunderstanding blossomed into the extremely pervasive, indeed erroneous, silly urban legend that continuing antibiotics beyond resolution of symptoms somehow helps reduce antibiotic resistance.
Given the number of erroneous beliefs about wine that persist, this could have been an epic feast lasting for weeks.
Even during Wednesday's home opener, the sparse crowd in the arena’s lower bowl and subsequent erroneous reports on the attendance overshadowed the celebratory mood.
About 5,000 drivers received an erroneous late fee notice for their toll payments this month, RiverLink has said.
The Anthonys have filed an answer to the foreclosure, stating that some of the bank’s paperwork is erroneous and that the matter was settled during previous litigation.
Neither Sessions nor any other Trump administration official has explained why the OLC’s original conclusion was erroneous.
Chief Justice John Roberts used erroneous data to make claims about comparable rates of voter registration among blacks and whites in six southern states.
On the other, his remarks, including a harsh, erroneous attack on Mrs Wilson, were highly partisan and contestable.
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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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