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
And In reality, that worldview of tournament life is incorrect.
The permit does not require sound level measurements so a decision based on the ordinance is incorrect.
Swift said the dates on the online invoice are incorrect and that the doors have not yet been fixed.
Den of Geek predicted a Fall 2018 premiere date (specifically October 7, 2018, based on Season One's premiere date), but that turned out to be an incorrect guess.
That characterization was incorrect, and neither of Cates' attorneys challenged it.
Polling firms adjust their numbers to take account of the fact that relatively few young people vote; the unforeseen surge in turnout left these numbers incorrect, the argument went.
Because of an editing error, the Personal Health column on Tuesday about teenagers’ incorrect and inconsistent use of contraception misstated the findings of a report by the Guttmacher Institute.
To make matters worse, the state used the same, incorrect figure to calculate the district’s funding for the 2016-17 school year.
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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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