Definition of hypercorrect
: of, relating to, or characterized by the production of a nonstandard linguistic form or construction on the basis of a false analogy (as “badly” in “my eyes have gone badly”)
hypercorrectionplay \-ˈrek-shən\ noun
hypercorrectlyplay \-ˈrek-(t)lē\ adverb
hypercorrectnessplay \-ˈrek(t)-nəs\ noun
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