journeying, rambling, roving, ranging; gallivanting, Inf. traipsing, flitting, strolling; straying, wayward, shifting, meandering; vagrant, bohemian, nomadic, transient, vagabond, footloose, itinerant, peripatetic.
2. erring, deviant, deviating. See erring (def. 1).
3. aimless, directionless, undirected, haphazard, loose, free, stray; discursive, divagatory, digressive, excursive, tangential, maundering; indirect, roundabout, circuitous, ambagious; desultory, episodic, random, intermittent, sporadic, fitful.
erratic, adj. 1. eccentric, queer, unusual, abnormal, odd, quaint; peculiar, singular, curious, unique; bizarre, extraordinary, strange, outlandish, unorthodox, unconventional.
2. irregular, inconsistent, anomalous, aberrant; fitful, sporadic, spasmodic, intermittent, unsteady; capricious, whimsical, fanciful, notional; flighty, fickle, mercurial, volatile, changeful, changeable.
3. wandering, meandering, unfixed, unanchored, unsettled. See - errant (defs. 2, 3).
erratically, adv. 1. capriciously, whimsically, fancifully, without rhyme or reason; aimlessly, haphazardly, directionlessly, indirectly, circuitously; discursively, digressively, tangentially.
2. irregularly, inconsistently, aberrantly; desultorily, sporadically, intermittently; randomly, episodically, fitfully, spasmodically; by fits and starts, off and on, now and then, here and there,
erratum, n. misprint, typographical error, Inf typo, printer's error, typist's error, (of printed or written words) omission, corrigendum; slip of the pen, Lat. lapsus calami.
erring, adj. 1. in error, wrong, incorrect, inaccurate, erroneous, faulty; straying, devious, on the wrong track or path, wide of the mark; wayward, deviant, erratic, aberrant.
2. sinning, transgressive, peccant, peccable; bad, wicked, iniquitous, felonious; criminal, lawless, reprehensible, objectionable, censurable; shameless, corrupt, profligate, abandoned, wanton, dissolute,
erroneous, adj. 1. mistaken, incorrect, amiss, wrong, all wrong, SI. all wet, SI. full of beans or prunes, SI. full of hot air; false, fallacious, untrue, not true, devoid of truth, not right; spurious, counterfeit, fictitious, bogus; apocryphal, groundless, unfounded.
2. inaccurate, inexact, imprecise, unprecise; faulty, flawed, unsound, illogical, SI. cockeyed.
3. in error, erring, in the wrong; astray, wide of the mark, Inf. off base, SI. off the beam, SI. at sea, SI. out in left field; deceived, deluded.
error, n. 1. mistake, inaccuracy, Sports, miscue; misprint, corrigendum; fault, flaw, human error; oversight, omission; blunder, botch, bungle, flub, muff; leak, slip, slip of the tongue or pen, Inf. slip-up; All SI. pratfall, fool mistake, dumb trick, foul-up, louse-up, screw-up, boner, boo-boo, goof, blooper, clinker, clunker.
2. misunderstanding, misconception, misapprehension; misidentification; miscalculation, misestimation; misjudgment, error in judgment, misreckoning; misconstruction, misreading, misinterpretation, wrong impression.
3. fallacy, false or mistaken belief, heresy, false doctrine; illusion, delusion, self-delusion, deception, selfdeception, mirage, hallucination.
4. erroneousness, falsity, fallaciousness, untrueness, incorrectness, uncorrectness; faultiness.
5. sin, moral offense, lapse from virtue; misdeed, misstep, transgression, trespass; crime, criminal offense or act, felony; offense, breach; misdemeanor, impropriety, indiscretion, misconduct, peccadillo,