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hypercorrect

[hahy-per-kuh-rekt] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
overly correct; excessively fastidious; fussy:
hypercorrect manners.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by hypercorrection.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; hyper- + correct
Related forms
hypercorrectly, adverb
hypercorrectness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypercorrectness

hypercorrect

/ˌhaɪpəkəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
excessively correct or fastidious
2.
resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection
Derived Forms
hypercorrectness, noun
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