Er*ro"ne*ous (?), a. [L. erroneus, fr. errare to err. See Err.]

1.

Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; -- hence, irregular; unnatural.

[Obs.] "Erroneous circulation."

Arbuthnot.

Stopped much of the erroneous light, which otherwise would have disturbed the vision. Sir I. Newman.

2.

Misleading; misled; mistaking.

[Obs.]

An erroneous conscience commands us to do what we ought to omit. Jer. Taylor.

3.

Containing error; not conformed to truth or justice; incorrect; false; mistaken; as, an erroneous doctrine; erroneous opinion, observation, deduction, view, etc.

-- Er*ro"ne*ous*ly, adv. -- Er*ro"ne*ous*ness, n.

 

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