AskDefine | Define erroneous

Dictionary Definition

erroneous adj : containing or characterized by error; "erroneous conclusions"; "the answer was inaccurate" [syn: inaccurate]

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  1. containing an error; inaccurate
    • His answer to the sum was erroneous
  2. Derived from an error
    • His conclusion was erroneous as it was based on a false assumption
  3. Mistaken
    • His choice at the line-up was erroneous as he had only seen the mugger for an instant
  4. signifies a deviation from the requirements of the law, but does not connote a lack of legal authority, and is thus distinguished from illegal.

Derived terms


containing an error; inaccurate

Extensive Definition

Erroneous means to contain error, be mistaken, wrong, incorrect; to stray from what is considered moral, decent, proper, etc.
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