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error

er·ror

error

 
 
pronunciation:
e rr
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mistake in judgment or action.
I made an error when I counted the cash, so I'll have to re-count it.I called her by a wrong name, but I didn't realize my error till later.
synonyms:
mistake
similar words:
boner, fault, howler, misapprehension, misconception, misstep, misunderstanding, slip, trip
definition 2: a morally wrong act.
He apologized for his error, but she was slow to forgive him.
synonyms:
offense, transgression
similar words:
impropriety, indiscretion, misdeed, sin, trespass
definition 3: the state of being incorrect, mistaken, or morally wrong (usu. prec. by in).
He was in error when he told you that.
synonyms:
mistakenness
similar words:
wrong
definition 4: belief in something that is false.
He now sees his error in trusting that boy.
synonyms:
fallacy, illusion
similar words:
delusion, mistake
definition 5: the result of a mistaken act or judgment.
Several errors were found in the manuscript.
synonyms:
mistake, slip-up
similar words:
blunder, defect, fault, flaw, foul-up, imperfection, inaccuracy, omission, oversight, screwup
Word Parts
The word error contains the following part:
err Latin root that means error, wander