Roget category 4954. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
› 4.5. Results of reasoning
mistake — miss, fault, blunder, quiproquo, cross purposes, oversight, misprint, erratum, corrigendum, slip, blot, flaw, loose thread — trip, stumble etc. (failure) 732 — botchery etc. (want of skill) 699† — slip of the tongue, slip of the lip, Freudian slip — slip of the pen — lapsus linguae [Lat.], clerical error — bull etc. (absurdity) 497 — haplography†.
illusion, delusion — snare — false impression, false idea — bubble — self-decit, self-deception — mists of error.
heresy etc. (heterodoxy) 984 — hallucination etc. (insanity) 503 — false light etc. (fallacy of vision) 443 — dream etc. (fancy) 515 — fable etc. (untruth) 546 — bias etc. (misjudgment) 481 — misleading etc. v..
cause error —
lead into error —
give a false impression,
give a false idea —
err — be in error etc. adj., be mistaken etc. v. — be deceived etc. (duped) 547 — mistake, receive a false impression, deceive oneself — fall into error, lie under error, labor under an error etc. n. — be in the wrong, blunder — misapprehend, misconceive, misunderstand, misreckon, miscount, miscalculate etc. (misjudge) 481.
play at cross purposes, be at cross purposes etc. (misinterpret) 523.
trip, stumble — lose oneself etc. (uncertainty) 475 — go astray — fail etc. 732 — be in the wrong box — take the wrong sow by the ear etc. (mismanage) 699 — put the saddle on the wrong horse — reckon without one's host — take the shadow for the substance etc. (credulity) 486 — dream etc. (imagine) 515.
devoid of truth,
inexact, unexact inaccurate†, incorrect — indefinite etc. (uncertain) 475.
illusive, illusory — delusive — mock, ideal etc. (imaginary) 515 — spurious etc. 545 — deceitful etc. 544 — perverted.
controvertible, unsustainable — unauthenticated, untrustworthy.
exploded, refuted — discarded.
in error, under an error etc. n. — mistaken etc. v. — tripping etc. v. — out, out in one's reckoning — aberrant — beside the mark, wide of the mark, wide of the truth, way off, far off — astray etc. (at fault) 475 — on a false scent, on the wrong scent — in the wrong box, outside the ballpark — at cross purposes, all in the wrong — all out.
more or less.
errare est humanum [Lat.] —
mentis gratissimus error [Lat.]
on the dubious waves of error tost"
to err is human, to forgive divine"
under a mistake" [Shelley].
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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