ETYM Latin erroneus, from errare to err. Related to Err.
Containing or characterized by error; SYN. inaccurate.
1. Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
2. Erroneous and usually accidental
3. Arising from error; SYN. mistaken.
4. Deliberately deceptive; SYN. hollow.
5. Designed to deceive
6. Inaccurate in pitch; SYN. off-key, sour.
7. (Used especially of persons) Not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful SYN. untrue.
8. Of a statement, untrue. Falseness is used in proving propositions by considering the negative of the proposition to be true, then making deductions until a contradiction is reached which proves the negative to be false and the proposition to be true.
1. Not accurate
2. Not precisely accurate; SYN. inexact.
ETYM Latin incorrectus: cf. French incorrect. Related to In- not, and Correct.
Not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; SYN. wrong.
ETYM Pref. in- not + exact: cf. French inexact.
ETYM Old Fren. vicious, French vicieux, from Latin vitiosus, from vitium vice. Related to Vice a fault.
1. Bitter; spiteful; malignant.
2. Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked.
3. Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.
4. Not correct or pure; corrupt or heinous.
ETYM Old Eng. wrong, wrang, a. and n, as. wrang.; originally, awry, wrung, from wringan to wring; akin to Dutch wrang bitter, Dan. vrang wrong, Swed. vrang, Icel. rangr awry, wrong. Related to Wring.
1. Based on or acting or judging in error.
2. Contrary to conscience or morality or law.
3. Not in accord with established usage or procedure.
4. Used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward.