Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

hypercorrect

[hahy-per-kuh-rekt]
See more synonyms for hypercorrect on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. overly correct; excessively fastidious; fussy: hypercorrect manners.
  2. of, relating to, or characterized by hypercorrection.
Show More

Origin of hypercorrect

First recorded in 1920–25; hyper- + correct
Related formshy·per·cor·rect·ly, adverbhy·per·cor·rect·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for hypercorrect

hypercorrect

adjective
  1. excessively correct or fastidious
  2. resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection
Show More
Derived Formshypercorrectness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012