hypercorrect

[hahy-per-kuh-rekt]

Origin of hypercorrect

First recorded in 1920–25; hyper- + correct
Related formshy·per·cor·rect·ly, adverbhy·per·cor·rect·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypercorrect

hypercorrect

adjective
  1. excessively correct or fastidious
  2. resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection
Derived Formshypercorrectness, noun
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