ERROR: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for ERROR?

Need another word that means the same as “error”? Find 9 synonyms and 30 related words for “error” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Error” are: fault, mistake, misplay, erroneousness, wrongdoing, computer error, fallacy, misconception, delusion

Error as a Noun

Definitions of "Error" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “error” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A mistake in matter of law appearing in the proceedings of a court of record.
  • The occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer.
  • Part of a statement that is not correct.
  • A mistake.
  • The state or condition of being wrong in conduct or judgement.
  • A wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.
  • Inadvertent incorrectness.
  • A misconception resulting from incorrect information.
  • A measure of the estimated difference between the observed or calculated value of a quantity and its true value.
  • (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer.
  • Departure from what is ethically acceptable.
  • A failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed.
  • (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed.
Definitions of "Error" as a noun

Synonyms of "Error" as a noun (9 Words)

computer errorAn expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines.
delusionThe action of deluding or the state of being deluded.
The delusion of being watched.
erroneousnessInadvertent incorrectness.
fallacyA misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning.
The notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy.
fault(in showjumping) a penalty point imposed for an error.
He served too many double faults.
misconceptionA view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding.
Public misconceptions about antibiotic use.
misplayAn instance of misplaying a ball or card.
They scored twice helped by misplays from the left fielder.
mistakeA wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.
She made the mistake of thinking they were important.
wrongdoingActivity that transgresses moral or civil law.
He denied any wrongdoing.
Synonyms of "Error" as a noun (9 Words)

Usage Examples of "Error" as a noun

  • Goods dispatched to your branch in error.
  • Spelling errors.
  • An error of judgement.
  • She was quick to point out my errors.
  • The decisions of the appeal committee disclosed no error of law.
  • The book was full of errors.
  • The crash was caused by human error.
Usage Examples of "Error" as a noun

Associations of "Error" (30 Words)

blunderAn embarrassing mistake.
I blundered during the job interview.
defectDesert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.
If there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer.
defective(of a word) not having all the inflections normal for the part of speech.
A defective appliance.
errFail to adhere to the proper or accepted standards; do wrong.
The judge had erred in ruling that the evidence was inadmissible.
erroneousContaining or characterized by error.
Erroneous conclusions.
failingA weakness, especially in a person’s character; a shortcoming.
Received failing grades.
fallibilityThe likelihood of making errors.
Studies on the fallibility of memory and perception.
fallibleLikely to fail or make errors.
I m only a fallible human.
faultOf a rock formation be broken by a fault or faults.
A landscape broken by numerous faults.
faultyNot working or made correctly; having defects.
Her character was faulty.
flawAdd a flaw or blemish to make imperfect or defective.
There were fundamental flaws in the case for reforming local government.
flawedHaving a blemish or flaw.
A flawed hero.
gaffeAn unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.
In my first few months at work I made some real gaffes.
imperfectThe imperfect tense.
Had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities.
inaccurateNot accurate.
A forecast that proved wildly inaccurate.
inadvertenceThe trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities.
incorrectNot agreeing with grammatical principles.
An incorrect transcription.
lapseRevert to (a previous or more familiar style of speaking or behaviour.
The girls lapsed into French.
misconceiveFail to understand (something) correctly.
Some academic latinists did misconceive Pound s poem in that way.
misconstrueInterpret (a person’s words or actions) wrongly.
She misconstrued my remarks.
misleadingGiving the wrong idea or impression.
A misleading similarity.
mistakeTo make a mistake or be incorrect.
Coming here was a mistake.
misunderstandFail to interpret or understand (something) correctly.
Don t misunderstand me I m not implying she should be working.
misunderstandingAn understanding of something that is not correct.
He left the army after a slight misunderstanding with his commanding officer.
omissionThe action of excluding or leaving out someone or something.
To pay compensation for a wrongful act or omission.
oversightA mistake resulting from inattention.
He had simply missed Parsons out by an oversight.
slipA slippery smoothness.
He slipped some money into the waiter s hand.
solecismA socially awkward or tactless act.
typoA typographical error.
wrongTreat unjustly do wrong to.
The wrong medicine.
Associations of "Error" (30 Words)

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