incorrect

adjective in·cor·rect \ ˌin-kə-ˈrekt \

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

incorrectly

play \ˌin-kə-ˈrek(t)-lē\ adverb

incorrectness

play \ˌin-kə-ˈrek(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of incorrect in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of incorrect

Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin incorrectus, from in- + correctus correct

incorrect Synonyms

Synonyms
mistaken, wrong, all wet, full of it
Antonyms
correct, right
Related Words
confused, misguided, misinformed, misled; erroneous, false, inaccurate, inexact, untrue; deceived, deluded, duped, tricked
Near Antonyms
informed; accurate, exact, precise, true


INCORRECT Defined for English Language Learners

incorrect

adjective

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

incorrect

adjective in·cor·rect \ ˌin-kə-ˈrekt \

Definition of incorrect for Students

1 :not accurate or true :not correct :wrong
  • an incorrect answer
2 :not proper
  • incorrect behavior

incorrectly

adverb


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