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Definition of "erroneous" []

  • Containing or derived from error; mistaken: erroneous conclusions. (adjective)
  • Based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect (adjective)

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Use "erroneous" in a sentence
  • "The Ministry of Information accused Nasha Niva of publishing what it called an erroneous report about authorities failing to evacuate one of the victims of Monday's attacks for several hours."
  • ""This is not a commercial activity," Mr. Della Valle insisted at a Rome press conference, rejecting what he called erroneous reports that Tod's would benefit commercially from exclusive use of the Colosseum image for his company's merchandise."
  • "Chavez suggested state television should broadcast a series of programs focusing on the strength of the economy as a way to debunk what he called erroneous predictions from analysts of more economic problems on the horizon."