incorrect

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adjective in·cor·rect \ˌin-kə-ˈrekt\

Definition of incorrect

  1. 1 obsolete :  not corrected or chastened

  2. 2a :  inaccurate, faulty an incorrect transcriptionb :  not true :  wrong incorrect answers

  3. 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 Defined for English Language Learners

incorrect

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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

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adjective in·cor·rect \ˌin-kə-ˈrekt\

Definition of incorrect for Students

  1. 1 :  not accurate or true :  not correct :  wrong an incorrect answer

  2. 2 :  not proper incorrect behavior

incorrectly

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