[Antonyms: truth.]

[Nouns] error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness; laxity; misconstruction (misinterpreptation) [more]; miscomputation (misjudgment) [more]; non sequitur [more]; misstatement, misreport; mumpsimus.

mistake; miss, fault, blunder, quiproquo, cross purposes, oversight, misprint, erratum, corrigendum, slip, blot, flaw, loose thread; trip, stumble (failure) [more]; botchery (want of skill) [more]; slip of the tongue, slip of the pen; lapsus linguae, clerical error; bull (absurdity) [more]; haplography.

illusion, delusion; false impression, false idea; bubble; self-deceit, self-deception; mists of error.

heresy (heterodoxy) [more]; hallucination (insanity) [more]; false light (fallacy of vision) [more]; dream (fancy) [more]; fable (untruth) [more]; bias (misjudgment) [more]; misleading

[Verbs] be erroneous

cause error; mislead, misguide; lead astray, lead into error; beguile, misinform (misteach) [more]; delude; give a false impression, give a false idea; falsify, misstate; deceive [more]; lie [more].

err; be in error, be mistaken; be deceived (duped) [more]; mistake, receive a false impression, deceive oneself; fall into error, lie under error, labor under an error; be in the wrong, blunder; goof, screw up; misapprehend, misconceive, misunderstand, misreckon, miscount, miscalculate (misjudge) [more].

play at cross purposes, be at cross purposes (misinterpret) [more].

trip, stumble; lose oneself (uncertainty) [more]; go astray; fail [more]; be in the wrong box; take the wrong sow by the ear (mismanage) [more]; put the saddle on the wrong horse; reckon without one's host; take the shadow for the substance (credulity) [more]; dream (imagine) [more].

[Adjectives] erroneous, untrue, false, devoid of truth, fallacious, apocryphal, unreal, ungrounded, groundless; unsubstantial [more]; heretical (heterodox) [more]; unsound; illogical [more].

inexact, unexact, inaccurate, incorrect; indefinite (uncertain) [more].

illusive, illusory; delusive; mock, ideal (imaginary) [more]; spurious [more]; deceitful [more]; perverted.

controvertible, unsustainable; unauthenticated, untrustworthy.

exploded, refuted; discarded.

in error, under an error; mistaken; tripping; out, out in one's reckoning; aberrant; beside the mark, wide of the mark, wide of the truth; astray (at fault) [more]; on a false scent, on the wrong scent; in the wrong box; at cross purposes, all in the wrong; all out.

[Adverbs] more or less.

[Phrases] errare est humanum; mentis gratissimus error [Horace]; "on the dubious waves of error tost" [Cowper]; "to err is human, to forgive divine" [Pope]; "you lie -- under a mistake" [Shelley].

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