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incorrect

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incorrect

adjective in·cor·rect \ˌin-kə-ˈrekt\

: not true or accurate

: having errors or mistakes

: not proper or appropriate in a particular situation

Full Definition of INCORRECT

1
obsolete :  not corrected or chastened
2
a :  inaccurate, faulty <an incorrect transcription>
b :  not true :  wrong <incorrect answers>
3
:  unbecoming, improper <incorrect behavior>
in·cor·rect·ly \-ˈrek(t)-lē\ adverb
in·cor·rect·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of INCORRECT

  1. The doctor's diagnosis was incorrect.
  2. The story in the newspaper is incorrect.
  3. The restaurant considers jeans and T-shirts incorrect attire for dinner.

Origin of INCORRECT

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin incorrectus, from in- + correctus correct
First Known Use: 15th century

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