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incorrect

[in-kuh-rekt] /ˌɪn kəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong:
an incorrect statement.
2.
improper, unbecoming, or inappropriate:
incorrect behavior; incorrect attire.
3.
not correct in form, use, or manner:
an incorrect copy.
Origin of incorrect
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin incorrectus not corrected. See in-3, correct
Related forms
incorrectly, adverb
incorrectness, noun
Synonyms
1. erroneous, inexact; untrue. 2. unsuitable. 3. faulty.
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  • But this statement is incorrect; sometimes it is the men, but more often the women, who predominate.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • Of those who are wrong, Vis Inertiæ has sent in a piece of incorrect working.

    A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
  • But at least one of the arguments which he uses against our views is incorrect.

  • To say of a person that he is aggravated is as incorrect as to say that he is palliated.

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • Should some one say, 'This sentence is, according to the rules of grammar, incorrect.'

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
British Dictionary definitions for incorrect

incorrect

/ˌɪnkəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
false; wrong: an incorrect calculation
2.
not fitting or proper: incorrect behaviour
Derived Forms
incorrectly, adverb
incorrectness, noun
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Word Origin and History for incorrect
adj.

early 15c., "uncorrected," from Latin incorrectus "uncorrected," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + correctus (see correct). Sense of "not in good style" is from 1670s; that of "factually wrong, erroneous, inaccurate" is from 1610s (implied in incorrectly).

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