ungrammatical

[ uhn-gruh-mat-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌʌn grəˈmæt ɪ kəl /

adjective

grammatically incorrect or awkward; not conforming to the rules or principles of grammar or accepted usage: an ungrammatical sentence.

Nearby words

  1. ungovernable,
  2. ungraceful,
  3. ungracefully,
  4. ungracious,
  5. ungraciously,
  6. ungrateful,
  7. ungrudging,
  8. ungt.,
  9. ungual,
  10. unguarded

Origin of ungrammatical

First recorded in 1645–55; un-1 + grammatical

Related formsun·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for ungrammatical

ungrammatical

/ (ˌʌnɡrəˈmætɪkəl) /

adjective

(of a sentence) not regarded as correct by native speakers of the language
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Word Origin and History for ungrammatical

ungrammatical

adj.

1650s, from un- (1) "not" + grammatical. Related: Ungrammatically.

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