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incorrect

[in-kuh-rekt]
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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

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin incorrectus not corrected. See in-3, correct
Related formsin·cor·rect·ly, adverbin·cor·rect·ness, noun

Synonyms

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1. erroneous, inexact; untrue. 2. unsuitable. 3. faulty.
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Examples from the Web for incorrect

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  • But this statement is incorrect; sometimes it is the men, but more often the women, who predominate.

  • 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

adjective
  1. false; wrongan incorrect calculation
  2. not fitting or properincorrect behaviour
Derived Formsincorrectly, adverbincorrectness, 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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