Erroneous



[uh-roh-nee-uh s, e-roh-] /əˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-/

adjective
1.
containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong:
an erroneous answer.
2.
straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.
/ɪˈrəʊnɪəs/
adjective
1.
based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect
adjective

straying from a wise or right path
Word Origin

Latin errare ‘to wander’
adj.

late 14c., from Old French erroneus and directly from Latin erroneus “vagrant, wandering” (in Late Latin “erroneous”), from erronem (nominative erro) “vagabond,” from errare “to wander, err” (see err). Related: Erroneously.

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