a. containing or derived from error; mistaken
I thought my answer was correct, but it was erroneous in fact.
Sentence in Classic:
Throughout the whole army and at headquarters most joyful though erroneous rumors were rife of the imaginary approach of columns from Russia, of some victory gained by the Austrians, and of the retreat of the frightened Bonaparte.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The cabman had described a somewhat shorter man, but such an impression might easily have been erroneous.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
The impression which I had received respecting the character and condition of the people of the north, I found to be singularly erroneous.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context
The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Rebecca, however erroneously taught to interpret the promises of Scripture to the chosen people of Heaven, did not err in supposing the present to be their hour of trial, or in trusting that the children of Zion would be one day called in with the fulness of the Gentiles.