1. Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; -- hence, irregular; unnatural. [Obs.] “Erroneous circulation.”
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.
adv : in a mistaken manner; "he mistakenly believed it" [syn: mistakenly]