Simple Definition of incorrect
: not true or accurate
: having errors or mistakes
: not proper or appropriate in a particular situation
Examples of incorrect in a sentence
The doctor's diagnosis was incorrect.
The story in the newspaper is incorrect.
The restaurant considers jeans and T-shirts incorrect attire for dinner.
Origin and Etymology of incorrect
Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin incorrectus, from in- + correctus correct
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with incorrect
acrolect, architect, birth defect, circumspect, deselect, dialect, disaffect, disconnect, disinfect, disrespect, edge effect, genuflect, grapholect, indirect, in effect, intellect, interject, intersect, introject, introspect, lake effect, misdirect, preselect, re-collect, recollect, redirect, reelect, resurrect, retrospect, self-respect, side effect, turtlenecked, vivisect
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