What is another word for erroneous?

Synonyms for erroneous
əˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-er·ro·neous

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  1. erroneousadjective

    Synonyms:
    mistaken

  2. erroneousadjective

    Containing an error; inaccurate.

    Synonyms:
    mistaken

  3. erroneousadjective

    Derived from an error.

    Synonyms:
    mistaken

  4. erroneousadjective

    Mistaken.

    Synonyms:
    mistaken

  5. erroneousadjective

    signifies a deviation from the requirements of the law, but does not connote a lack of legal authority, and is thus distinguished from illegal.

    Synonyms:
    mistaken

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. erroneous

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. erroneousadjective

    containing or characterized by error

    "erroneous conclusions"

    Antonyms:
    correct, right

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. erroneousadjective

    Synonyms:
    false, incorrect, inexact, inaccurate, wrong, untrue

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. erroneousadjective

    Synonyms:
    false, incorrect, untrue, mistaken, inaccurate, wrong

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#899error
#1673wrong
#2028wild
#2392false
#4775stupid
#5805mistake
#7081incorrect
#12256misleading
#12604ridiculous
#14685inaccurate
#15666mistaken
#16024unreasonable
#16072foolish
#16818absurd
#16930faulty
#17335flawed
#18910erroneous
#22275irrational
#27327anomalous
#27380misguided
#30875monstrous
#35057senseless
#35236ludicrous
#43014inconclusive
#43073paradoxical
#48752nonsensical
#51009preposterous
#83110infatuated
#152133misconceived
#210635chimerical

How to use erroneous in a sentence?

  1. Robert Greenstein:

    The rule reflects a dark vision of the United States -- as an unwelcoming nation that wants to keep out people who seek to join their family, work hard, and climb the economic ladder -- based on the erroneous assumption that they won't contribute to our communities, our economy, and our nation.

  2. Melinda McLaughlin:

    After several months, (the Justice Department) concluded that while EPD had repeatedly advertised an erroneous citizenship requirement, they did not identify anyone who had been harmed.

  3. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    There is something to be said for every error but, whatever may be said for it, the most important thing to be said about it is that it is erroneous.

  4. Decision Desk HQ:

    Once we identified the error, we cleared the erroneous data and updated it with the correct data as provided by officials.

  5. Judge Regina Chu:

    You should decide the case for yourself but only after you should have discussed the case with your fellow jurors and have carefully considered their views, you should not hesitate to re-examine your views and change your opinion if you become convinced they are erroneous, but you should not surrender your honest opinion simply because other jurors disagree, or merely to reach a verdict.


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