erroneous


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erroneous

adj. 1) in error, wrong. 2) not according to established law, particularly in a legal decision or court ruling.

erroneous

adjective aberrant, amiss, blundering, containing error, counterfeit, devoid of truth, erring, false, falsus, faulty, fictitious, groundless, illogical, incorrect, inexact, mistaken, spurious, unfounded, ungrounded, unreal, unsound, unsubstantial, untrue, wrong
Associated concepts: erroneous assessment, erroneous deeision, erroneous judgment, erroneous law, erroneous order, erroneous tax
See also: baseless, culpable, errant, fallacious, false, faulty, fictitious, ill-founded, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, peccant, sophistic, specious, unfounded, unsound, unsustainable, untenable, untrue
References in classic literature ?
They declared that there were eighty-two erroneous opinions on religious subjects diffused among the people, and that Mrs.
to have very erroneous theories and very sublime feelings.
So pure and upright were they in all the relations of life, that entering their valley, as I did, under the most erroneous impressions of their character, I was soon led to exclaim in amazement: 'Are these the ferocious savages, the blood-thirsty cannibals of whom I have heard such frightful tales
Ill would it become a teacher of the divine art of medicine," said Professor Pietro Baglioni, in answer to a question of Giovanni, "to withhold due and well-considered praise of a physician so eminently skilled as Rappaccini; but, on the other hand, I should answer it but scantily to my conscience were I to permit a worthy youth like yourself, Signor Giovanni, the son of an ancient friend, to imbibe erroneous ideas respecting a man who might hereafter chance to hold your life and death in his hands.
But there never was entertained a more erroneous idea than that it requires no brains to mud-dabble.
I had," said he, "come to an entirely erroneous conclusion which shows, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason from insufficient data.
I am afraid, my dear Watson, that most of your conclusions were erroneous.
I confess," said he, "that any theories which I had formed from the newspaper reports were entirely erroneous.
If the other thing you have just learned," she continued, "has led to as erroneous deductions as the first you are little richer in knowledge than you were before.
As those who are equal in one particular are not therefore equal in all, and those who are unequal in one particular are not therefore unequal in all, it follows that all those governments which are established upon a principle which supposes they are, are erroneous.
Similarity of form led him into no erroneous conception of the welcome that would be accorded him should he be discovered by these, the first of his own kind he had ever seen.
At last, when you had all formed your inevitable and totally erroneous conclusions, you departed for the hotel, and I was left alone.