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
However, despite the reforms, the NSA still received some data from the telecommunications companies that the agency was not authorized to see and some of that data was erroneous, Augustine said.
Croatia outlasted the Russian despite injuries to Danijel Subasic and Sime Versaljko, as well as an erroneous initial strategy by coach Zlatko Dalic.
Hormel, maker of Spam luncheon meat, called the allegation erroneous.
Dyslexic-hating seems to be a hobby on Reddit, where the erroneous belief that dyslexia is a sign of lower intelligence crops up frequently.
But misleading or erroneous medical news is potentially even worse.
The stories of 90s women have become sexist mythology, an erroneous history that saps women of their power, just as it was intended to do.
Abe's account replied with the same message to the correct Trump message at the same time the erroneous quote tweet was posted.
But the surge of optimism about Democratic prospects in Georgia may be based on an erroneous assumption.
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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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