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incorrect

[in-kuh-rekt] /ˌɪn kəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong:
an incorrect statement.
2.
improper, unbecoming, or inappropriate:
incorrect behavior; incorrect attire.
3.
not correct in form, use, or manner:
an incorrect copy.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin incorrectus not corrected. See in-3, correct
Related forms
incorrectly, adverb
incorrectness, noun
Synonyms
1. erroneous, inexact; untrue. 2. unsuitable. 3. faulty.
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British Dictionary definitions for incorrectness

incorrect

/ˌɪnkəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
false; wrong: an incorrect calculation
2.
not fitting or proper: incorrect behaviour
Derived Forms
incorrectly, adverb
incorrectness, noun
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Word Origin and History for incorrectness

incorrect

adj.

early 15c., "uncorrected," from Latin incorrectus "uncorrected," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + correctus (see correct). Sense of "not in good style" is from 1670s; that of "factually wrong, erroneous, inaccurate" is from 1610s (implied in incorrectly).

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