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
Some of those opposed to pulling out of the pact, however, said much of the data the other side presented was either erroneous, scientifically dubious, misleading or out of date.
UPDATE: Urban Outfitters did not sell early copies of Halsey's new album, despite erroneous tweets to the contrary.
Plant staff got an erroneous reading indicating the valve had closed, and other information systems provided them with more incorrect or inadequate data.
But the unanswered questions in this whole issue have been: How many consumers’ credit files contain civil judgment or tax lien entries, erroneous or otherwise?
Critics say the system puts property ownership at risk over small and possibly erroneous bills — the city's water billing system has been plagued with problems — and the poor and vulnerable can lose their homes.
Patterson said that after U.S. war graves registration officials couldn't find his body because of the erroneous information from the unit’s commander, Nininger was deemed unrecoverable.
This story has been corrected to remove erroneous reference to inmate jumping a fence at the Lino Lakes prison.
Economic dynamism is a far better way to lay lines than any amount of erroneous and incomplete assertions on behalf of the poor, because while The Phrase has remained static for the past decade or so, the world has not.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of erroneous
Middle English, from Latin erroneus, from erron-, erro wanderer, from errare —see err
First Known Use: 15th century
ERRONEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of erroneous for English Language Learners
: not correct
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