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1. error

noun. ['ˈɛrɝ'] a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.

Synonyms

  • misestimation
  • slip
  • betise
  • mix-up
  • skip
  • bloomer
  • distortion
  • balls-up
  • slip-up
  • mess-up
  • misreckoning
  • oversight
  • nonachievement
  • folly
  • nonaccomplishment
  • boo-boo
  • ballup
  • miscalculation
  • blooper
  • renege
  • confusion
  • stupidity
  • smear
  • fault
  • foul-up
  • offside
  • lapse
  • boner
  • smirch
  • fuckup
  • incursion
  • flub
  • parapraxis
  • cockup
  • botch
  • stain
  • foolishness
  • blunder
  • revoke
  • blot
  • spot
  • bungle
  • omission
  • pratfall
  • miscue
  • imbecility

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • better
  • remember
  • roughness

Etymology

  • errour (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • error (Latin)

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Rhymes with Error

  • standard-bearer
  • stretcher-bearer
  • preparer
  • starer
  • wearer
  • there're
  • sherrer
  • sharer
  • scherrer
  • scharer
  • rarer
  • mehrer
  • lehrer
  • kehrer
  • harer
  • ferrer
  • fairer
  • carer
  • bearer

How do you pronounce error?

Pronounce error as ˈɛrər.

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Sentences with error


1. Noun, singular or mass
It has an increased risk for error so use it only if you have few employees.

2. Adjective
For many users, the installation process for new drivers was error prone and frustrating.

Quotes about error


1. Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
- Dale Turner

2. Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
- Louis Aragon

3. One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

2. trial-and-error

adjective. trying out various means or theories until error is satisfactorily reduced or eliminated.

Synonyms

  • empirical

Antonyms

  • a priori
  • abstractive

3. error-prone

adjective. capable of making an error.

Synonyms

  • fallible

Antonyms

  • nonhuman
  • inerrant

4. trial-and-error

adjective. relating to solving problems by experience rather than theory.

Antonyms

  • hypothetical

5. error

noun. ['ˈɛrɝ'] inadvertent incorrectness.

Synonyms

  • erroneousness
  • wrongness
  • incorrectness

Antonyms

  • rightness
  • attend
  • wisdom
  • intelligence

Etymology

  • errour (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • error (Latin)

6. error

noun. ['ˈɛrɝ'] a misconception resulting from incorrect information.

Synonyms

  • erroneous belief

Antonyms

  • clean
  • uncover

Etymology

  • errour (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • error (Latin)

7. error

noun. ['ˈɛrɝ'] (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed.

Synonyms

  • failure

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • arrive

Etymology

  • errour (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • error (Latin)

8. error

noun. ['ˈɛrɝ'] departure from what is ethically acceptable.

Synonyms

  • wrongdoing
  • evil

Antonyms

  • good
  • order
  • ability

Etymology

  • errour (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • error (Latin)

9. error

noun. ['ˈɛrɝ'] part of a statement that is not correct.

Synonyms

  • literal error
  • misprint
  • misstatement
  • corrigendum
  • literal
  • typo
  • erratum
  • typographical error

Antonyms

  • absolve
  • merit
  • worthlessness
  • irresponsibility

Etymology

  • errour (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • error (Latin)

10. error

noun. ['ˈɛrɝ'] (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer.

Synonyms

  • programming error
  • occurrence
  • happening
  • software error
  • computer error
  • algorithm error
  • natural event
  • hardware error

Antonyms

  • onside
  • recede
  • claim
  • begin

Etymology

  • errour (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • error (Latin)
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