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.
Recent Examples of incorrect from the Web
Engler did not directly respond to Lorincz during her speech except to say Lorincz's characterization of Viventi as his attorney was incorrect.
There is certainly a case for why any of the remaining three teams can knock Madrid out, as such Barcelona's appraisal of the semi-finalists, and subsequent prediction, may be incorrect.
The Census Bureau’s own expert advisory panel alluded to this, cautioning that the insertion of a citizenship question would lead to an incorrect census count.
Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect.
Earlier reports that the couple were married were incorrect.
In court records, Leonard said the claim that authorities violated pretrial evidence-exchange rules is incorrect.
In other words, the original decision of the Umpire shall stand unchanged unless the evidence obtained by the Replay Official leads him to definitively conclude that the call on the field was incorrect.
Additionally, an incorrect example detailing the potential impact of the 2018-19 mill rate has been removed.
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Origin and Etymology of incorrect
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
amiss, graceless, improper, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, wrong;
out of place, out of the way;
INCORRECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incorrect for English Language Learners
: not true or accurate
: having errors or mistakes
: not proper or appropriate in a particular situation
INCORRECT Defined for Kids
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