- not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.
- improper, unbecoming, or inappropriate: incorrect behavior; incorrect attire.
- not correct in form, use, or manner: an incorrect copy.
Origin of incorrect
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1. erroneous, inexact; untrue. 2. unsuitable. 3. faulty.
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Examples from the Web for incorrectly
It should be noted that Wang has incorrectly forecast Democratic victories before.Meet the One Numbers-Cruncher Who Foresees Democrats Holding the Senate
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Strangers often believe, incorrectly, that he is unaware of his surroundings.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom
July 17, 2014
It also incorrectly stated that 636,048 died from AIDS in the U.S. in 2010.Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.
February 15, 2014
Also, the total price of the tour was incorrectly cited as $200; the tour is $120.Welcome to the Jungle: Pot Tourism
Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson
February 3, 2014
Paul also incorrectly quotes the Pew poll that he footnotes.For Rand Paul, Footnotes Do Not Equal Accuracy
November 12, 2013
The former of these two verbs is often incorrectly used for the latter.
This word is often inelegantly, if not incorrectly, used for pay.
It is both imperfectly and incorrectly translated by the historian.The Maya Chronicles
By very many it has been called, incorrectly, the log of the "Mayflower."Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'
This has been incorrectly interpreted as if they shot at the vessel.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
- false; wrongan incorrect calculation
- not fitting or properincorrect behaviour
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Word Origin and History for incorrectly
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