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
The $274,986 settlement last week ended a six-month slog to clear an erroneous tax lien for an 83-year-old Indianapolis woman.
Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the Clark family, confirmed Monday, April 2, 2018, to The Bee that an erroneous set of autopsy drawings was distributed and had remained on the attorney's website over the weekend.
Trump's erroneous musings capture in miniature six features of his presidency: 1) This is the improvisational presidency.
An article on March 18 about the N.A.I.A. basketball tournament in Kansas City attributed an erroneous distinction to Clarence Walker’s appearance in the 1948 N.A.I.A. tournament.
First, although the number of erroneous papers retracted by journals has increased, so has the number of journals carrying retractions.
However, the suit claims that the story fueled an erroneous theory about Rich, causing ongoing emotional suffering for his family.
The mystery of the erroneous water shut-offs in Highland has been solved, town officials said Monday night.
By now, most people have heard about the erroneous incoming ICBM alert in Hawaii.
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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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