Need another word that means the same as “errant”? Find 19 synonyms and 30 related words for “errant” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Errant” are: offending, guilty, culpable, delinquent, lawless, criminal, aberrant, deviant, erring, sinning, travelling, wandering, itinerant, rambling, roaming, roving, drifting, floating, wayfaring
Errant as an Adjective
Definitions of "Errant" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “errant” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Erring or straying from the accepted course or standards.
- Straying from the right course or from accepted standards.
- (of a polychaete worm) of a predatory kind that moves about actively and is not confined to a tube or burrow.
- Not in the right place; having moved from the correct position or course.
- Uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable.
- Travelling in search of adventure.
Synonyms of "Errant" as an adjective (19 Words)
|aberrant||Diverging from the normal type.|
This somewhat aberrant behaviour requires an explanation.
|criminal||Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.|
A criminal waste of talent.
|culpable||Deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious.|
Mercy killings are less culpable than ordinary murders.
|delinquent||Failing in one’s duty.|
|deviant||Homosexual (typically used of a man).|
A deviant ideology.
|drifting||Carried slowly by a current of air or water.|
A play about a drifting teenager in Dublin.
|erring||Capable of making an error.|
The strictest possible action should be taken against the erring officials.
|floating||Not definitely committed to a party or policy.|
Floating exchange rates.
|guilty||Causing a feeling of guilt.|
A guilty secret.
|itinerant||Traveling from place to place to work.|
|lawless||Lax in enforcing laws.|
Lawless bands roaming the plains.
|offending||Offending against or breaking a law or rule.|
Contracts offending against the statute were canceled.
|rambling||(of a plant) putting out long shoots and growing over walls or other plants.|
A rambling six hour speech.
|roaming||Moving about aimlessly or unsystematically, especially over a wide area.|
Roaming herds of reindeer.
|roving||Constantly moving from one area or place to another.|
She became a roving ambassador for Unicef.
|sinning||Transgressing a moral or divine law.|
If it be a sin to covet honor I am the most sinning soul alive.
|travelling||Accompanying or used by a person who travels.|
My travelling companion and I spent the next day exploring.
A wandering preacher.
|wayfaring||(of a person) travelling on foot.|
A poor wayfaring stranger.
Usage Examples of "Errant" as an adjective
- Errant youngsters.
- An errant strand of hair.
- An errant breeze.
- Fear of being hit by an errant bullet.
- An errant husband coming back from a night on the tiles.
- That same lady errant.
Associations of "Errant" (30 Words)
|behavior||Behavioral attributes the way a person behaves toward other people.|
The behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments.
|berate||Censure severely or angrily.|
She berated herself for being fickle.
|castigate||Inflict severe punishment on.|
He was castigated for not setting a good example.
|castigation||A severe scolding.|
|chasten||Correct by punishment or discipline.|
The director was somewhat chastened by his recent flops.
She chastised him for his insensitive remarks.
|chide||Censure severely or angrily.|
She chided him for not replying to her letters.
|delinquency||A failure to pay an outstanding debt by the due date.|
He relayed this in such a manner as to imply grave delinquency on the host s part.
|error||Departure from what is ethically acceptable.|
She was quick to point out my errors.
|fail||Fail to get a passing grade.|
The firm failed to give adequate risk warnings.
|fallibility||The likelihood of making errors.|
Technology is not a cure for human fallibility.
|fallible||Capable of making mistakes or being wrong.|
I m only a fallible human.
|flawed||Having or characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection.|
A flawed diamond.
|imperfect||The imperfect tense.|
An imperfect grasp of English.
The thermometer is inaccurate.
|iniquity||Absence of moral or spiritual values.|
A den of iniquity.
|mistake||To make a mistake or be incorrect.|
Don t mistake her for her twin sister.
|penalty||A payment required for not fulfilling a contract.|
The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment.
|punish||Impose a penalty on inflict punishment on.|
Australia punished Ireland s handling blunders and scored three tries.
|rebuke||An act or expression of criticism and censure.|
He had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face.
|reproof||An act or expression of criticism and censure.|
She welcomed him with a mild reproof for leaving her alone.
Don t be childish Hilary he reproved mildly.
|scold||Someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault.|
The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car.
|subdue||Get on top of; deal with successfully.|
Subdue one s appetites.
|unforced||Not compelled or constrained.|
An unforced cheerfulness.
|unreliable||Lacking a sense of responsibility.|
|upbraid||Express criticism towards.|
He was upbraided for his slovenly appearance.
|verbally||By means of words.|
She claimed to have been verbally abused.
|vice||A bad or neurotic habit of stabled horses, typically arising as a result of boredom.|
A mobile phone network is being used to peddle vice.
|wrong||Treat unjustly do wrong to.|
It is wrong to lie.