What are some alternative words for error?

Synonyms for error
ˈɛr ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, fault(noun)

    a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

    "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

    erroneousness, fault, fracture, flaw, misapprehension, geological fault, computer error, faulting, erroneous belief, wrongdoing, defect, shift, demerit, misunderstanding, misplay, mistake, break

  2. erroneousness, error(noun)

    inadvertent incorrectness

    wrongdoing, mistake, erroneous belief, fault, erroneousness, misplay, computer error

  3. error, erroneous belief(noun)

    a misconception resulting from incorrect information

    wrongdoing, mistake, erroneous belief, fault, erroneousness, misplay, computer error

  4. error, misplay(noun)

    (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed

    wrongdoing, mistake, erroneous belief, fault, erroneousness, misplay, computer error

  5. error, wrongdoing(noun)

    departure from what is ethically acceptable

    wrongful conduct, wrongdoing, mistake, erroneous belief, fault, erroneousness, actus reus, misplay, computer error, misconduct

  6. error, computer error(noun)

    (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

    wrongdoing, mistake, erroneous belief, fault, erroneousness, misplay, computer error

  7. error, mistake(noun)

    part of a statement that is not correct

    "the book was full of errors"

    misapprehension, wrongdoing, mistake, erroneous belief, fault, erroneousness, misunderstanding, misplay, computer error


  1. error(noun)


  2. error(noun)

    To function improperly due to an error, especially accompanied by error message.

    fluff, thinko, slip, mistake, boo-boo, blooper, lapse, faux pas, gaffe, blunder, fault, defect, stumble, err

  3. error(noun)

    To show or contain an error or fault.

    The block transmission errored near the start and could not be received.

    fault, slip, faux pas, fluff, lapse, blooper, blunder, boo-boo, defect, stumble, mistake, thinko, gaffe, err

  4. error(noun)

    To err.

    blunder, defect, mistake, gaffe, faux pas, boo-boo, thinko, blooper, stumble, slip, fluff, lapse, fault, err

  5. error(noun)

    The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.

    fluff, blunder, boo-boo, faux pas, slip, mistake, fault, lapse, thinko, defect, blooper, gaffe, stumble

  6. error(noun)

    A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.

    gaffe, faux pas, blunder, slip, thinko, mistake, lapse, fluff, blooper, stumble, defect, fault, boo-boo

  7. error(noun)

    One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.

    slip, blooper, fault, defect, mistake, boo-boo, blunder, thinko, lapse, gaffe, faux pas, fluff, stumble

  8. error(noun)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. error

    A delusion is a mistaken conviction, an illusion a mistaken perception or inference. An illusion may be wholly of the senses; a delusion always involves some mental error. In an optical illusion the observer sees either what does not exist, or what exists otherwise than as he sees it, as when in a mirage distant springs and trees appear close at hand. We speak of the illusions of fancy or of hope, but of the delusions of the insane. A hallucination is a false image or belief which has nothing, outside of the disordered mind, to suggest it; as, the hallucinations of delirium tremens. Compare DECEPTION; INSANITY.

    delusion, fallacy, hallucination, illusion, phantasm

    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. error

    fault, mistake, blunder, falsity, deception, fallacy, untruth, hallucination

    correction, correctness, truth, accuracy, soundness, rectification

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. error(n.)

    mistake, blunder, misapprehension, oversight, inaccuracy

  2. error(n.)

    sin, fault, offence, trespass, transgression, delinquency, iniquity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. error(n)

    mistake, inaccuracy, blunder, misapprehension, falsity, misconception

    Associated words:
    fallibility, infallibility, fallible, errant, errancy, inerrancy, inerrability

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How to use error in a sentence?

  1. Joe Brusuelas:

    For many of us, Smoot-Hawley was a joke in' Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' This is not a joke. This is very serious, it would be a significant policy error that would put at risk the nascent recovery.

  2. Woody Haldrugold:

    If you apply the "Trial and Error" method to most of your work, the gorillas can do it better. The human mind must be more than that.

  3. Renato Meirelles:

    It would be an error for the new government to think that they are somehow representative of Brazil, this is a placeholder government that doesn't have anything close to a broad popular mandate.

  4. Bertolt Brecht, The life of Galileo:

    The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.

  5. Tennis Australia:

    This has now been corrected and we wish both Bernard Tomic and JP Smith all the best in the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, this unfortunate error has been widely circulated on social media and there is some discussion as to how such a mistake could occur.

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