What is another word for erring?

Pronunciation: [ˈɜːɹɪŋ] (IPA)

The word 'erring' refers to making a mistake or being mistaken. There are several synonyms for the word 'erring' that can be used interchangeably depending on the context of the sentence. One such synonym is 'mistaken', which implies having a wrong understanding of something. 'Incorrect' is another synonym which refers to being wrong or inaccurate. 'Failling' indicates a lack of success or falling short of expectations. 'Blundering' suggests making an embarrassing or foolish mistake. 'Misjudging' implies wrongfully judging or evaluating a situation or person. Overall, using synonyms enhances writing and avoids repetition.

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What are the hypernyms for Erring?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for erring?

Antonyms for the word "erring" include words such as righteous, infallible, correct, flawless, and impeccable. Erring denotes making mistakes or being incorrect, while righteous implies doing good deeds and following moral principles. Infallible implies being perfect and without mistake, while correct means being accurate or precise. Flawless denotes being without imperfection or defect, and impeccable means being perfect in all respects. These antonyms highlight the opposite meanings of the word "erring" and demonstrate the value of being correct, precise, and righteous in our actions and decisions.

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Usage examples for Erring

In normal conditions, as the machine of life pumps the blood which drives all, its force and its regularity are governed by the never-erring sunbeams.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
She put into its proper place an erring lock of brilliant auburn hair, and in a voice that hurt, it was so sharp and searching, she exclaimed: Well, gents-what'll it be?
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
If I should go to sleep some night, and not waken in the morning as usual to go away to work, very good; but if I should waken in a strange place, I should like to meet Allan Dorris, and hear him say, 'Tug, I have reason to know that erring men who have ever tried to do right receive a great deal of consideration here; you have done much toward redeeming yourself.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Erring

  • But if the young are never tired of erring in conduct, neither are the older in erring of judgment.
    Fanny Burney
  • To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another.
    Richard Whately
  • Intellect is not sexed;... strength of mind is not sexed; and … our views about the duties of men and the duties of women, the sphere of man and the sphere of woman, are mere arbitrary opinions, differing in different ages and countries, and dependent solely on the will and judgment of erring mortals.
    Sarah Grimké
  • Lord, for the erring thought Not into evil wrought: Lord, for the wicked will Betrayed and baffled still: For the heart from itself kept, Our thanksgiving accept.
    William Dean Howells
  • As a man, he may not have deserved the adoration which he received from those who, bewitched by his fascinating society, and indebted for all the comforts of life to his generous and delicate friendship, worshipped him nightly, in his favourite temple at Button’s. But, after full inquiry and impartial reflection, we have long been convinced that he deserved as much love and esteem as can be justly claimed by any of our infirm and erring race. Some blemishes may undoubtedly be detected in his character; but the more carefully it is examined, the more it will appear, to use the phrase of the old anatomists, sound in the noble parts, free from all taint of perfidy, of cowardice, of cruelty, of ingratitude, of envy. Men may easily be named, in whom some particular good disposition has been more conspicuous than in Addison. But the just harmony of qualities, the exact temper between the stern and the humane virtues, the habitual observance of every law, not only of moral rectitude, but of moral grace and dignity, distinguish him from all men who have been tried by equally strong temptations, and about whose conduct we possess equally full information.
    Joseph Addison

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