errant vs arrant

errant arrant


  • 1) obsolete One who wanders about.
  • 2) A knight errant.
  • 3) prone to making errors
  • 4) proscribed utter, complete (negative); arrant
  • 5) straying from the proper course or standard, or outside established limits
  • 6) Failing to adhere to guidelines or moral standards.
  • 7) Roving, especially in search of adventure.
  • 8) Moving from the proper course or established limits.
  • 9) Missing an intended target or recipient.
  • 10) Aimless or irregular in motion.
  • 11) (Eng. Law) Journeying; itinerant; -- formerly applied to judges who went on circuit and to bailiffs at large.
  • 12) Wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving.
  • 13) Notorious; notoriously bad; downright; arrant.
  • 14) straying from the right course or from accepted standards
  • 15) uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable
  • 16) Notorious; manifest: in this sense now spelled only arrant. See arrant, 2.
  • 17) In zoology, free; not fixed; locomotory; specifically, pertaining to the Errantia; not tubicolous: as, the errant annelids.
  • 18) Deviating; straying from the straight, true, or right course; erring.
  • 19) Wandering; roving; rambling: applied particularly to knights (knights errant) of the middle ages, who are represented as wandering about to seek adventures and display their heroism and generosity.


  • 1) Alternative spelling of errant.
  • 2) Utter; complete.
  • 3) Completely such; thoroughgoing.
  • 4) Notoriously or preëminently bad; thorough or downright, in a bad sense; shameless; unmitigated.
  • 5) obsolete Thorough or downright, in a good sense.
  • 6) Wandering; itinerant; vagrant; errant: as, a knight arrant; an arrant preacher: especially in thief arrant or arrant thief, a roving, outlawed robber; a highwayman. Now written errant.
  • 7) Thorough; downright; genuine: in a good sense.
  • 8) Synonyms Utter, rank, consummate, perfect.
  • 9) Notorious; manifest; unmitigated; downright: in a bad sense (derived from the noun qualified): as, an arrant rogue; an arrant coward; arrant nonsense.


  • 1) Perhaps he was committed to protecting his errant son.
  • 2) Is it the case that bonds with errant fathers should be kept going at all cost?
  • 3) Her errant father bequeathed little to his daughter.
  • 4) Thereafter, successful suits by wives against errant husbands were not unusual.
  • 5) His anxiety reminded me of a mother's concern for an errant son.
  • 6) Some drift away, becoming yet another errant father statistic.
  • 7) An old head on young shoulders, he rightly views his errant father with suspicion and hostility.
  • 8) He looks well rested, although he did jar his sore wrist with one errant shot yesterday.
  • 9) To stop being one will be a step towards making your errant husband realise that there is a price to pay for his besotted bubble.
  • 10) A golfer's errant shot ended up on an ant hill.
  • 11) Never shoot at anything without a clearly apparent backstop to contain errant rounds.
  • 12) Time and again, his footwork was a mess, resulting in errant throws on his only series before he gave way to backup Kurt Warner.
  • 13) In the same way a knight-errant is one who submits his actions to an absolute and severe moral law, so that natural law can maintain abundance on earth with absolute freedom.
  • 14) In an interview with the BBC radio, Raila maintained that he acted within the law by suspending the two Ministers that he described as errant, and that it was the President who had flouted the law by overruling him.
  • 15) Historically, the Forerunner John -- that famous wild man who lived on nuts and wild honey, and dressed in camel hair -- was in the habit of calling errant Jews to repentance, and a good many of them were pleased to receive his words.
  • 16) John McCain, the angrier of the two presumptive presidential contenders, has staked out a principled position against greed and obscene profits but has gone no further to call the errant bankers and brokers to account.
  • 17) An 'if some gent will recall the errant fancies of Black Jack to a sense of dooty, I'll onfold how I knows.
  • 18) ‘The issue is that while we are willing to accept the errant ways of noted figures, are we similarly willing to accept the errant ways of those not notable?’
  • 19) ‘Of course, this errant stupidity helped force Zapatero's hand and have him bring the troops home.’
  • 20) ‘That explains, in part, his decision last week to pardon the errant scientist.’
  • 21) ‘One day, while cutting wood Jerry Sr. lopped off a finger from his right hand with an errant axe blow.’
  • 22) ‘In due course the errant professor is brought to his knees by a cabal of the politically correct together with other members of the faculty who hate him for more directly personal reasons.’
  • 23) ‘Mai, a forty-year-old school teacher, strives to make a normal life for herself and her children, despite her trauma at having to cope with an errant husband and interfering extended family.’
  • 24) ‘It could be caused by an errant husband lost to alcoholism, not unfamiliar given the fact that Goan liquor, distilled from coconut palm and from the cashew fruit, and called feni, is both potent and cheap.’
  • 25) ‘To check whether an errant husband is spending whole nights with his mistress in another house, the detectives need to perform long-term surveillance from an inconspicuous location.’
  • 26) ‘Watching in a Glasgow dump is her errant husband Jimmy, who heads to Nottingham, cash in hand from his latest theft, to try to rekindle the past.’
  • 27) ‘I remember when Lady Moon famously distributed her errant husband's expensive wine collection to the neighbours.’
  • 28) ‘Unless we punish errant husbands, this abuse will continue.’
  • 29) ‘Today most women in her position would show their errant husband the door and not many, if any, would agree to bring up the child her husband fathered to the local barmaid.’
  • 30) ‘Lesser women would have cut their errant husband adrift.’
  • 31) ‘Shortly after that, the errant husband saw reason and Fathima was happily re-united with her husband and three children.’
  • 32) ‘His mother, it transpired, had not approved of her husband's errant cousin either.’
  • 33) ‘We never know what Miss Trotwood's married name was, nor her errant husband's Christian name.’
  • 34) ‘It's not too difficult to imagine an errant chainsaw blade hitting precisely the right spot with precisely the right angle with which to sever.’
  • 35) ‘As with John Hartson's dismissal in the Scottish Cup tie between these two sides last Monday, an errant Celtic player was guilty of rank stupidity.’
  • 36) ‘This is funny because of the errant values Bob has accumulated over the course of his miserable life, and because of the extreme situation to which it is applied.’
  • 37) ‘Not only did Monica fear for her family, she also had little privacy, because golfers often would hop their short backyard fence to search for errant shots.’
  • 38) ‘In three years with the team, Bartrum never has had an errant snap on a punt or kick.’
  • 39) ‘Steve Nash spent part of a timeout checking on a boy who had been hit on a face with an errant pass.’
  • 40) ‘Your mind may be drawing bull's-eyes around an errant arrow.’
  • 41) ‘Last week they paid the price for such errant finishing.’
  • 42) ‘Somehow my flailing managed to get the errant slide to slam shut.’
  • 43) ‘Roy Williamson chased his errant tee shot into a hazard.’
  • 44) ‘No quibbling over errant free throws or selfish shot selection.’
  • 45) ‘Julia smoothed an errant bronze curl off Mara's forehead.’
  • 46) ‘On certain holes, errant drives end up in dark hollows of trees well below the fairways.’
  • 47) ‘Most commentators agree that Ghana could have scored six or eight goals against the Czechs, had our strikers been less errant.’
  • 48) ‘Within 28 seconds of stepping onto the Garden court, he soars, to grab a teammate's errant shot - his first Villanova rebound.’
  • 49) ‘errant shots from the outskirts invariably result in long rebounds that give the Nets ' running game a considerable head start.’
  • 50) ‘An errant missile killed Iraqi civilians in January.’
  • 51) ‘He fields balls to his left particularly well, and he rarely makes an errant throw.’
  • 52) ‘The smoother the laydown, the less bounce - and the less risk you run of throwing an errant shot.’
  • 53) ‘A few of them saw the routine grounders Jeter kicked, and the wildly errant missiles he threw, all over the South Atlantic League.’
  • 54) ‘Layton was so excited his errant arm knocked the microphone from its stand.’
  • 55) ‘Autio sued both the golf course and the golfer that hit the errant shot.’
  • 56) ‘The conclusion there seems to be that both a tenth planet and an errant star are unlikely to exist.’
  • 57) ‘He dodged back and forth to move the last few errant lambs into the cave, then stood before them his hands on his hips.’
  • 58) ‘No search parties are sent out for the errant travellers.’
  • 59) ‘Thus it was that five minutes later he was wandering down the hall in search of his errant best friend.’
  • 60) ‘The guardian thinks she's supposed to be cool and calm, indifferent and impartial, a door to keep out errant knights and travellers, but she's still steamed about being stuck down here.’
  • 61) ‘They were the only ones who saw daylight unhampered by collar and chain, let out to gather even more gullible strays and errant pets into a pack to be corralled, sacked, and dumped into the kennel.’
  • 62) ‘Still, he managed to get a sat-phone call to the U.S. embassy in Kabul, informing them of three errant Americans.’
  • 63) ‘Also, the child's errant behaviour is largely a result of the parents' failure to prepare said child to behave respectfully in a learning environment.’


  • 1) `I'd apologise on their behalf if that wouldn't sound like arrant nonsense.
  • 2) `That chastity oath of hers was an act of arrant lunacy, Joanna.
  • 3) I do not doubt that you do the best job you can, but to tell me that people like you do not make government policy is arrant nonsense.
  • 4) Event 2: We say homosexuality is a variant sexuality which does no intrinsic harm to the consenting adults that practice it or anyone else outwith their relationship, rejecting in no uncertain terms your arrant presumption that you have the privilege to impose your morés on us -- or anyone else, for that matter -- and criticising your judgementalism as ethically retarded.
  • 5) For that matter, there were unmistakable signs in Sandy himself of what would have been called arrant terror in any other man.
  • 6) But this latest attack is the kind of arrant nonsense up with which I will not put!
  • 7) The notion that requiring students to know and master orthodoxy stifles their lovely creativity is the kind of arrant nonsense I hear from my teenagers all the time and really just because they want to avoid work.
  • 8) Give another word in place of "arrant" that will mean the same thing.
  • 9) "See here, Dan," the big man went on, leaning forward; "I knowed what your arrant was the fust minute I clapped eyes on you.
  • 10) Of course, the idea that Data can think without feeling emotions is arrant nonsense - you can't have one without the other.
  • 11) An arrant flirt the little hussy is; but very pretty.
  • 12) ‘I was a Minister for 9 years, and what the Hon Trevor Mallard has said is absolute arrant nonsense.’
  • 13) ‘Either Connor hasn't read Mabo (or hasn't read it very carefully), or he's relying on the fact that most of the readers of his Bulletin article won't have done so, and therefore won't realise that his claim is arrant nonsense.’
  • 14) ‘‘The notion that the women's movement denigrates women who choose the traditional roles of wife and mother is arrant nonsense,’ columnist Molly Ivins writes emphatically.’
  • 15) ‘According to him, the idea of ‘Hindustan for Hindus is not merely arrogant but is arrant nonsense‘.’
  • 16) ‘However Ken conspicuously failed to mention that the other teams researching in the area have dismissed the Vinnikov and Grody paper as arrant nonsense.’
  • 17) ‘‘This is arrant nonsense,’ Sivan replies, when asked this question.’
  • 18) ‘The western world is fed so much arrant nonsense about people who follow differing forms of religious observance and, sadly, it is usually of a highly derogatory nature.’
  • 19) ‘Day after day, our leaders feed us arrant nonsense.’
  • 20) ‘There is a good catalogue here of the arrant nonsense that has been used by European intellectuals to justify their jealous hatred of the USA.’
  • 21) ‘Did you ever, in all your life, hear such arrant nonsense?’
  • 22) ‘Leiter makes sweeping and imprecise generalizations that turn out to be arrant nonsense, however you interpret them.’
  • 23) ‘To pretend or believe that any or all of this could be done without explicit state and military sanction is the most arrant nonsense.’
  • 24) ‘Sometime last week this arrant nonsense appeared in one of the local newspapers.’
  • 25) ‘This is arrant nonsense, and further proof that the history of pop music is not taught properly in schools these days.’
  • 26) ‘In public, the managers might pretend that their players don't drink, that only the highest standards of professionalism are tolerated, that football has moved into the modern world, but that's arrant nonsense.’
  • 27) ‘I have just listened to Mr Clayton Cosgrove, who I believe is a former trade union official, and who understands all about producer boards, talking arrant nonsense.’
  • 28) ‘We heard arrant nonsense from him, who wanders around the country in a daze, blinded by his own incompetence.’
  • 29) ‘These people crumble when their arrant nonsense is confronted with simple common sense.’
  • 30) ‘From the point of view of historical fact, this is all - to put it mildly - arrant nonsense.’
  • 31) ‘One must question the credibility of a journal that publishes such arrant nonsense.’

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