- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||containing or based on error; incorrect; mistaken.
The police acted on an erroneous assumption that the killer was a male.To their chagrin, the researchers discovered that their original interpretation of their findings was erroneous.
- false, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, off base, untrue, wrong
- accurate, correct
- similar words:
- all wet, fallacious, flawed, spurious, unsound
||amiss, defective, false, groundless, illogical, improper, irrational, misguided, unfaithful
||erroneously (adv.), erroneousness (n.)