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Wordnet 3.0


1. in a mistaken manner;
- Example: "he mistakenly believed it"
[syn: mistakenly, erroneously]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Erroneous \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. [1913 Webster] Stopped much of the erroneous light, which otherwise would have disturbed the vision. --Sir I. Newman. [1913 Webster] 2. Misleading; misled; mistaking. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] An erroneous conscience commands us to do what we ought to omit. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

erroneously adv 1: in a mistaken manner; "he mistakenly believed it" [syn: mistakenly, erroneously]