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erroneous

er·ro·ne·ous

erroneous

 
 
pronunciation:
ih ro ni s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: containing or based on error; incorrect; mistaken.
The police acted on an erroneous assumption that the killer was a male.The scientists made an erroneous interpretation of their findings.
synonyms:
false, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, off base, untrue, wrong
antonyms:
accurate, correct
similar words:
all wet, fallacious, flawed, spurious, unsound
derivations: erroneously (adv.), erroneousness (n.)
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The word erroneous contains the following part:
err Latin root that means error, wander