- 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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Related Wordserroneous, inaccurate, inappropriate, mistaken, improper, unsound, untrue, unreliable, faulty, false, flawed, imprecise, inexact, out, specious, unseemly, unsuitable, counterfactual, unfitting
Examples from the Web for 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.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
It is even worse when online actors “dox”—or publicly release the private information of—the incorrect person.Web Sleuths Get It Wrong Again in Ferguson
August 15, 2014
And to say the protests have turned violent would also be incorrect.Ferguson Chaos Is Only Just Beginning
August 14, 2014
Applying the apartheid label is incorrect—and is also confusing because it obscures the tyranny which is in force.Don’t Accuse Israel of Apartheid
July 17, 2014
She accused Ostrovsky of reporting in an “incorrect way,” but added he might be released shortly.Putin’s Men in Ukraine Seize U.S. Journalist
April 23, 2014
But this statement is incorrect; sometimes it is the men, but more often the women, who predominate.The Sexual Question
Of those who are wrong, Vis Inertiæ has sent in a piece of incorrect working.A Tangled Tale
But at least one of the arguments which he uses against our views is incorrect.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
To say of a person that he is aggravated is as incorrect as to say that he is palliated.
Should some one say, 'This sentence is, according to the rules of grammar, incorrect.'
- false; wrongan incorrect calculation
- not fitting or properincorrect behaviour
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Word Origin and History for incorrect
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