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ungrammatical

[uhn-gruh-mat-i-kuh l] /ˌʌn grəˈmæt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
grammatically incorrect or awkward; not conforming to the rules or principles of grammar or accepted usage:
an ungrammatical sentence.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; un-1 + grammatical
Related forms
ungrammatically, adverb
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Examples for ungrammatical
  • But here, in prose, his style has collapsed into ungrammatical imprecision.
  • He spoke in an ungrammatical way and his intellectual poverty was quite apparent.
  • Thus, systems will be asked to handle real text that may include typographical errors and ungrammatical sentences.
  • In spontaneous conversations people sometimes use ungrammatical sentences because of nervousness or hesitation.
  • The mere presence of ungrammatical language will not render the statue ambiguous.
British Dictionary definitions for ungrammatical

ungrammatical

/ˌʌnɡrəˈmætɪkəl/
adjective
1.
(of a sentence) not regarded as correct by native speakers of the language
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Word Origin and History for ungrammatical
adj.

1650s, from un- (1) "not" + grammatical. Related: Ungrammatically.

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