erroneously erroneously  /ɛ ˈroʊ ni əs li/


  • (adv) in a mistaken manner


  1. The original version of this story erroneously stated that male gorillas are polyandrous, or that they have more than one male mate.
  2. But contrary to what many many television networks erroneously reported, the operation was by no means the largest use of airpower since the start of the war.
  3. Earlier versions of this story erroneously stated that a variety of basmati rice developed by RiceTec of Alvin, Texas was genetically engineered.


  1. Correction: Louisville's Banner Year

    In a story June 14 about the success of Louisville's athletic programs, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Louisville's women's basketball team made their first NCAA title game appearance. It was their first appearance since 2009 and the second in program history.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

  2. Correction: Smith & Wesson-Sales

    In a story June 13 about Smith & Wesson's fourth-quarter performance, The Associated Press reported erroneously when the company said it expects quarterly financial results will top market expectations. ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Correction: Egypt-Syria story

    CAIRO (AP) — In a story June 13 about the Egyptian presidency's position on citizens joining the fight in Syria, The Associated Press erroneously quoted the president's foreign affairs adviser as saying, "We are no longer a center for rendition, or punishing Egyptians for what they do in other countries." The correct quote is "We are no longer a center for rendition, or a center for punishing ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "As you probably have heard, the AP snagged a copy of my memoir, Going Rogue, before its Tuesday release," Palin said in a Friday post on her Facebook site. "And as is expected, the AP and a number of subsequent media outlets are erroneously...
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: Sarah Palin Source: ABC News

  2. And Carol Lam, who was US attorney in San Diego, said that "during one phone call, Michael Elston erroneously accused me of 'leaking' my dismissal to the press, and criticized me for talking to other dismissed US attorneys."
    on May 2, 2007 By: Carol Lam Source: FOXNews

  3. Brooke said, "They thought that because My Own Worst Enemy has been shut down that the same thing had happened to us, and it's not true. They're not breaking down the sets. We're still working. We still have more to do, so it's erroneously presented...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Brooke Shields Source: Hollyscoop

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