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Synonyms for error
ˈɛr ərer·ror

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  1. errornoun


  2. errorverb

    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. errorverb

    A mistake; an accidental wrong action or a false statement not made deliberately.

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

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

  4. errornoun

    To err.

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

  5. errornoun

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

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

  6. errornoun

    A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.

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

  7. errornoun

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

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

  8. errornoun


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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, faultnoun

    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, errornoun

    inadvertent incorrectness

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

  3. error, erroneous beliefnoun

    a misconception resulting from incorrect information

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

  4. error, misplaynoun

    (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, wrongdoingnoun

    departure from what is ethically acceptable

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

  6. error, computer errornoun

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

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

  7. error, mistakenoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. errornoun

    mistake, blunder, misapprehension, oversight, inaccuracy

  2. errornoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. errornoun

    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. Brima Kargbo:

    We are particularly concerned because Kambia has gone 50 days without a confirmed Ebola case, suggesting the possibility of an error.

  2. Gary Richardson:

    There's some margin for error, investors don't always figure out what The Fed is going to do.

  3. Otis Brawley:

    And it really upset the anti-smoking people, it upset the folks who are in the nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention -- Bert Vogelstein really upset the prevention crowd, keep in mind it's a mathematical simulation, it's not a clinical trial, but [ Vogelstein is ] noting that a certain number of cases are due to replication error, DNA replication error, in normal growth.

  4. Kane Ray:

    In the A320 family, accidents and incidents range from fan-cowl detachment, landing gear collapse, bird strikes right through to hull-losses through pilot error, most aircraft have teething problems and in most cases these are eradicated. Very rarely, these issues cause disasters -- largely because of a culmination of factors that lead to the event.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The delay often holds two terms within it; one technical error, and another one moral corruption.

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