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Astray

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Astrayadv. & a. [See Estray, Stray.].
     Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ye were as sheep going astray."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Astray, adv. & predic.adj.
1 in or into error or sin ( esp. lead astray).
2 out of the right way.

Idiom
go astray be lost or mislaid.
Etymology
ME f. OF estrai{eacute} past part. of estraier ult. f. L extra out of bounds + vagari wander

THESAURUS

Astray

abashed, aberrant, abroad, adrift, afield, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, askew, at fault, at sea, awry, badly, below the mark, beside the mark, beside the point, bewildered, bootlessly, bothered, clear, clueless, confused, corrupt, deceptive, defective, delusive, deviant, deviational, deviative, discomposed, disconcerted, dismayed, disoriented, distorted, distracted, distraught, disturbed, embarrassed, errant, erring, erroneous, erroneously, fallacious, fallaciously, false, falsely, far afield, far from it, faultful, faultfully, faultily, faulty, flawed, fruitlessly, guessing, heretical, heterodox, illogical, illusory, in a fix, in a maze, in a pickle, in a scrape, in a stew, in vain, lost, mazed, mistakenly, not right, not true, off, off the track, out, peccant, perturbed, perverse, perverted, put-out, self-contradictory, straying, to no purpose, turned around, unfactual, unfavorably, unorthodox, unproved, untrue, untruly, upset, vainly, wide, without a clue, wrong, wrongly

ROGET THESAURUS

Astray

Uncertainty

N uncertainty, incertitude, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubitation, dubitancy, dubitousness, hesitation, suspense, perplexity, embarrassment, dilemma, bewilderment, timidity, vacillation, diaporesis, indetermination, vagueness, haze, fog, obscurity, ambiguity, contingency, dependence, dependency, double contingency, possibility upon a possibility, open question, onus probandi, blind bargain, pig in a poke, leap in the dark, something or other, needle in a haystack, needle in a bottle of hay, roving commission, precariousness, fallibility, uncertain, casual, random, changeable, doubtful, dubious, indecisive, unsettled, undecided, undetermined, in suspense, open to discussion, controvertible, in question, vague, indeterminate, indefinite, ambiguous, equivocal, undefined, undefinable, confused, mystic, oracular, dazed, perplexing, enigmatic, paradoxical, apocryphal, problematical, hypothetical, experimental, unpredictable, unforeseeable (unknowable), fallible, questionable, precarious, slippery, ticklish, debatable, disputable, unreliable, untrustworthy, contingent, contingent on, dependent on, subject to, dependent on circumstances, occasional, provisional, unauthentic, unauthenticated, unauthoritative, unascertained, unconfirmed, undemonstrated, untold, uncounted, in a state of uncertainty, in a cloud, in a maze, bushed, off the track, ignorant, afraid to say, out of one's reckoning, astray, adrift, at sea, at fault, at a loss, at one's wit's end, at a nonplus, puzzled, lost, abroad, d_esorient_e, distracted, distraught, pendente lite, sub spe rati, Heaven knows, who can tell? who shall decide when doctors disagr.

Error

N error, fallacy, misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding, inexactness, laxity, misconstruction, miscomputation, non sequitur, mis-statement, mis-report, mumpsimus, mistake, miss, fault, blunder, quiproquo, cross purposes, oversight, misprint, erratum, corrigendum, slip, blot, flaw, loose thread, trip, stumble, botchery, slip of the tongue, slip of the lip, Freudian slip, slip of the pen, lapsus linguae, clerical error, bull, haplography, illusion, delusion, snare, false impression, false idea, bubble, self-decit, self-deception, mists of error, heresy, hallucination, false light, dream, fable, bias, misleading, erroneous, untrue, false, devoid of truth, fallacious, apocryphal, unreal, ungrounded, groundless, unsubstantial, heretical, unsound, illogical, inexact, unexact inaccurate, incorrect, indefinite, illusive, illusory, delusive, mock, ideal, spurious, deceitful, perverted, controvertible, unsustainable, unauthenticated, untrustworthy, exploded, refuted, discarded, in error, under an error, mistaken, tripping, out, out in one's reckoning, aberrant, beside the mark, wide of the mark, wide of the truth, way off, far off, astray, 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, mentis gratissimus error, on the dubious waves of error tost, to err is human, to forgive divine, you lie -- under a mistake.


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