Fraudulent vs Erroneous - What's the difference?

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Fraudulent is a related term of erroneous.


As adjectives the difference between fraudulent and erroneous

is that fraudulent is dishonest; based on fraud or deception while erroneous is containing an error; inaccurate.

fraudulent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • dishonest; based on fraud or deception
  • false; phony
  • He tried to pass a fraudulent check.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "fraudulent" is often applied: claim, practice, transfer, scheme, transaction, document, intent, misrepresentation, act, action, mortgage, check, conveyance, accounting, bankruptcy, reporting, etc.

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * fraudulently

    erroneous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Containing an error; inaccurate.
  • * His answer to the sum was erroneous .
  • Derived from an error.
  • * His conclusion was erroneous as it was based on a false assumption.
  • Mistaken.
  • * His choice at the line-up was erroneous as he had only seen the mugger for an instant.
  • (legal) signifies a deviation from the requirements of the law, but does not connote a lack of legal authority, and is thus distinguished from illegal.
  • * If, while having the power to act, one commits error in the exercise of that power, he acts erroneously .
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "erroneous" is often applied: impression, assumption, belief, conclusion, statement, idea, data, view, opinion, judgment, notion, decision, interpretation, diagnosis, conception, theory, reading, instruction, ruling, assessment, doctrine, advice, value, application, thinking, perception, principle, concept, action, description, record, determination, teaching, inference, premise, conviction, reasoning, argument, exclusion, calculation, inclusion, treatment, deductions, analysis.

    Synonyms

    * (containing an error) inaccurate, incorrect, wrong * (derived from an error) fallacious, false, faulty, flawed * (mistaken) mistaken, wrong *

    Derived terms

    * erroneously * erroneousness

    See also

    * fallacious