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[ in-kuh-rekt ]


  1. not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong:

    an incorrect statement.

    Synonyms: untrue, inexact, erroneous

  2. improper, unbecoming, or inappropriate:

    incorrect behavior; incorrect attire.

    Synonyms: unsuitable

  3. not correct in form, use, or manner:

    an incorrect copy.

    Synonyms: faulty


/ ˌɪnkəˈrɛkt /


  1. false; wrong

    an incorrect calculation

  2. not fitting or proper

    incorrect behaviour

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Derived Forms

  • ˌincorˈrectness, noun
  • ˌincorˈrectly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • incor·rectly adverb
  • incor·rectness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of incorrect1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin incorrectus “not corrected”; equivalent to in- 3 + correct

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Example Sentences

The group refuted those reports, calling them stories “filled with inaccuracies” and “incorrect information,” but also announced that it would hire an independent investigator to look into allegations against Weaver.

Claiming an incorrect Recovery Rebate Credit amountThe IRS won’t calculate the Recovery Rebate Credit amount for you — unless you make a mistake in filling in Line 30 on your 1040 form.

Those include incorrect distances between insulated joints and signals, malfunctioning fans and station platform pavers that leak water.

Unfortunately for Gaetz and Fox, though, the report was entirely incorrect and was ultimately rescinded.

We strongly believe, and communicated to the DOL at the time, that its determination in connection with the 2010 audit was incorrect.

Because of the thinness of the air, there is a very tight margin between the correct and incorrect airspeeds, as little as 50 mph.

Is there a 12-step program for politically incorrect protagonists?

Unfortunately, some students received incorrect information regarding their applications to the institution.

But as with any show that was created in the 1940s, some of its tropes could be deemed politically incorrect or offensive today.

It is even worse when online actors “dox”—or publicly release the private information of—the incorrect person.

It would, however, be incorrect to conclude from this that he lived without musical impressions.

The want of a mark of punctuation, or the incorrect placing of it, will make the most woful confusion.

Should the age be queried when entry is sought, an incorrect answer will probably be given.

I will therefore only observe to you, that the wit of the last age was yet more incorrect than their language.

It was formerly supposed that the garments came from the loom ready to wear, but this is now known to have been incorrect.