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Wrong; incorrect.‘employers sometimes make erroneous assumptions’
wrong, incorrect, mistaken, in error, inaccurate, not accurate, inexact, not exact, imprecise, invalid, untrue, false, fallacious, wide of the mark, off targetView synonyms
- ‘As a matter of fact, yesterday there was an erroneous report that he had been arrested.’
- ‘I may have created the erroneous impression that I have done nothing but shop since being here.’
- ‘Of course it's always easy to look at others critically, make assumptions and proceed to erroneous conclusions.’
- ‘It is risky and erroneous to assume that terrorists will be deterred by criminal prosecution alone.’
- ‘Incorrect, difficult or erroneous readings must have been created over time by scribal error.’
- ‘This policy is but one of the Liberal reforms based on erroneous assumptions about poverty.’
- ‘But it would be erroneous not to concede that the grouping has lost much of its zest over the past decade or so.’
- ‘I hope that Mark's play is helping to change this erroneous perception.’
- ‘To interpret such sayings without understanding the Arabic and its eloquence and its context is an erroneous path.’
- ‘There is an erroneous perception that high-profile players make good managers.’
- ‘There is nothing stated which is erroneous or wrong and there is no allegation that there is.’
- ‘Our standards of accuracy are so low that often erroneous forecasts are applauded as if they were precise.’
- ‘We say that that contention is in fact erroneous because it asks the wrong question.’
- ‘Second, she makes the erroneous assumption that filesharing is similar to home taping.’
- ‘The test remains rooted in an erroneous approach which starts from the wrong standpoint.’
- ‘I read line after line of erroneous reporting, with the sole intention of discrediting a political candidate.’
- ‘Even if the award was somewhat low it could not in any way be said to be wholly erroneous or wrong in principle, he submits.’
- ‘At best it is naive, but at worst it is misleading and at times erroneous.’
- ‘In addition, the chosen information was often misleading or erroneous.’
- ‘Acting under this erroneous assumption, he passed on this alleged order to his company.’
Late Middle English: from Latin erroneus (from erro(n-) ‘vagabond’, from errare ‘to stray, err’) + -ous.
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