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synonyms for errant

  • aberrant
  • erratic
  • offending
  • stray
  • unorthodox
  • wayward
  • deviating
  • devious
  • drifting
  • errable
  • erring
  • fallible
  • heretic
  • meandering
  • misbehaving
  • mischievous
  • miscreant
  • naughty
  • off straight and narrow
  • rambling
  • ranging
  • roaming
  • roving
  • shifting
  • sinning
  • straying
  • unreliable
  • wandering
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antonyms for errant

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  • normal
  • correct
  • righteous
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How to use errant in a sentence

The death of innocents at American hands, whether by errant bombs or in the fog of war, would undercut the war’s moral purpose.
THE CRITICS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN PROVED PRESCIENTJEREMY VARONAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Blood carried the therapy to the liver, where it switched off the mutated gene and curtailed production of the errant protein.
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Though, when an errant volleyball failed to knock it off the picnic table on which it was sitting, the extra heft came in handy.
SONOS MOVE SPEAKER REVIEW: GREAT SOUND IN A SEMI-PORTABLE PACKAGEEMPIREJUNE 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Highly flammable solvents are used to make lipids, so cellphones must be encased in special covers to prevent errant sparks.
INSIDE PFIZER’S RACE TO PRODUCE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SUPPLY OF COVID VACCINECHRISTOPHER ROWLANDJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Josh Bell, who is not the fastest runner — or the next-fastest runner, for that matter — chugged home from first, his dash aided by an errant throw from left fielder Justin Williams to the cut-off man.
MAX SCHERZER AND THE NATIONALS OVERCOME A HOWLING WIND TO END THEIR HOMESTAND ON A HIGHJESSE DOUGHERTYAPRIL 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Then Corbin recorded the second out, walked Nick Ahmed, walked Pavin Smith, yielded a single to Wyatt Mathisen and hit Andrew Young with an errant fastball.
NOTHING IS WORKING FOR PATRICK CORBIN, AND THE DIAMONDBACKS MAKE HIM, AND THE NATS, PAYJESSE DOUGHERTYAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Rory McIlroy hit his dad with an errant approach shot on No.
JUSTIN ROSE, WITH A BACK NINE OUT OF A DREAM, RACES TO A FOUR-SHOT LEAD AT THE MASTERSCHUCK CULPEPPER, SCOTT ALLEN, DES BIELERAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Poor Gerry McIlroy was rewarded for cheering his on in person by getting hit with an errant shot from Rory, but he appeared to take it in stride.
JUSTIN ROSE, WITH A BACK NINE OUT OF A DREAM, RACES TO A FOUR-SHOT LEAD AT THE MASTERSCHUCK CULPEPPER, SCOTT ALLEN, DES BIELERAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
According to CalGEM documents the news organizations obtained through public records requests, errant firms have left leaking wells, tanks, sump ponds and other problems across the state, posing threats to public health and wildlife.
ARE CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES COMPLYING WITH THE LAW? EVEN REGULATORS OFTEN DON’T KNOW.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUNMARCH 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
CalGEM has also struggled to impose financial penalties on errant companies.
ARE CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES COMPLYING WITH THE LAW? EVEN REGULATORS OFTEN DON’T KNOW.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUNMARCH 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
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WORDS RELATED TO ERRANT

  • ambiguous
  • bending
  • circuitous
  • confounding
  • confusing
  • curving
  • detouring
  • deviating
  • digressory
  • diverting
  • errant
  • erratic
  • excursive
  • flexuous
  • misleading
  • obscure
  • out-of-the-way
  • rambling
  • remote
  • removed
  • roundabout
  • serpentine
  • straying
  • tortuous
  • twisting
  • wandering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.