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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. Buddy Creech:

    In hospitals, when someone has a tragic event, a near miss, a drug error, we don't lead with' we're doing everything we can.' It's ideal to lead with' let's make ourselves open to self-criticism to make sure that we're taking care of the people who come to us for help,' the real tragedy would be to say we're doing everything we can when we're not.

  2. Dwane Casey:

    I was proud of the way the guys played, there’s so many learning situations for young players and our guys to play against a great team like the Lakers. We have no margin for error, but the effort, the togetherness, the mental toughness is what we’re trying to build.

  3. Grace Subathirai Nathan:

    A lot of it was based on calculations that had never been used before, where there's room for human error.

  4. Leonard Augsburger:

    Most' obstructed error' notes result from a loose piece of paper, scotch tape, band-aid, or other detritus becoming attached to the currency stock during the printing process and later falling off. Most notes of this class thus exhibit a blank area somewhere on Del Monte note.

  5. Peter Madsen:

    I was toying with various things on the submarine and then an error occurred.

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    Synonym for Oxymoron
    • A. Stupid
    • B. Demented
    • C. Contradictory
    • D. Ignorant

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