Writing for Business

Jun 11 2012   3:16PM GMT

arrant vs. errant

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
Kill switch apps installed on employees’ smartphones can allow business owners to disable any ________ devices when they are lost or stolen.
a. arrant
b. errant

Answer: b.

Errant means wandering. (It’s often used as a synonym for erroneous, but it doesn’t mean the same thing, exactly.)

Arrant, on the other hand, means complete.

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