The difference between erroneous and fallacious
is that "erroneous" is containing an error; inaccurate and "fallacious" is characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken.
- Containing an error; inaccurate.
- Derived from an error.
- (obsolete) Wandering; erratic.
- (law) Deviating from the requirements of the law, but without a lack of legal authority, thus not illegal.
- errorful, errorous, errory
- (containing an error): inaccurate, incorrect, wrong
- (derived from an error): fallacious, false, faulty, flawed
- (mistaken): mistaken, wrong
- (legal: deviating from the requirements of the law):
- His answer to the sum was erroneous.
- His conclusion was erroneous, since it was based on a false assumption.
- Her choice at the line-up proved to be erroneous, as she had only seen the mugger for an instant.
- If, while having the power to act, one commits error in the exercise of that power, he acts erroneously.
- Characterized by fallacy; false or mistaken.
- Deceptive or misleading.