hypercorrective

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hypercorrective (comparative more hypercorrective, superlative most hypercorrective)

  1. Tending to hypercorrect; pertaining to hypercorrection.
    • 2009 September 27, Jack Rosenthal, “Phantonym”, New York Times:
      You need not be a hypercorrective schoolmarm to lament such tolerance.