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adjective as in mistaken

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Still, Nutella seems highly aware of the importance of erring on the side of niche.

This is far too soft, but Woodward can be forgiven for erring on the side of caution.

With nothing to trust, Spaniards are erring on the side of suspicion.

This season she seems to be happily erring toward the latter posture, and having a lot more fun doing it.

It was he who deserved punishment—not the sufferer with his calamities imposed upon him by his erring sire.

She would talk of her interest in the poor erring soul that could only be saved by such means.

He was merciful toward erring women, but was unsparing toward every one who exploited them for gain.

Napoleon's Council of State, touched with tenderness towards erring women, was quite inefficient.

He was kind, was this parson, and sweetly wishful for the goodness and welfare of all the erring sons and daughters of men.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to erring, such as: blundering, deviating, sinning, straying, wrong, and criminal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.