incorrect

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French incorrect. Surface analysis: in- +‎ correct.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnkəˈɹɛkt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt
  • Hyphenation: in‧cor‧rect

Adjective[edit]

incorrect (comparative more incorrect, superlative most incorrect)

  1. Not correct; erroneous or wrong.
    He gave an incorrect answer to a simple question.
  2. Faulty or defective.
    The computer crashed due to incorrect programming.
  3. Inappropriate or improper.
    He was sacked because of his incorrect behaviour towards his secretary.

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Noun[edit]

incorrect (plural incorrects)

  1. An item or response that is incorrect.
    • 2013, Julie Vargas, Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching
      Having each day's rates of corrects and incorrects written next to the graph also makes it easier for you to check the ... If you also have students count problems incorrect, calling them “not yets,” or “learning opportunities,” or ...

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French incorrect, from Latin incorrēctus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪŋ.kɔˈrɛkt/
  • Hyphenation: in‧cor‧rect
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt

Adjective[edit]

incorrect (comparative incorrecter, superlative incorrectst)

  1. incorrect

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Inflection of incorrect
uninflected incorrect
inflected incorrecte
comparative incorrecter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial incorrect incorrecter het incorrectst
het incorrectste
indefinite m./f. sing. incorrecte incorrectere incorrectste
n. sing. incorrect incorrecter incorrectste
plural incorrecte incorrectere incorrectste
definite incorrecte incorrectere incorrectste
partitive incorrects incorrecters

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ correct.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.kɔ.ʁɛkt/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

incorrect (feminine incorrecte, masculine plural incorrects, feminine plural incorrectes)

  1. (of language) incorrect (not correct)
    Synonyms: impropre, vicieux
    Near-synonym: abusif
    une prononciation incorrecte(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    un terme incorrect(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (of the execution of labor: a job, work of art, production, etc.) poorly made; made clumsily or carelessly; defective; shoddy, sloppy
    Synonyms: défectueux, mauvais
  3. incorrect (socially unacceptable); rude, impolite
    Synonym: indélicat
    1. (of a person)
      Synonyms: discourtois, grossier, impoli, inconvenant
    2. disloyal
      Synonyms: déloyal, indélicat, irrégulier
    3. (of a behavior) improper, inappropriate
      Synonyms: déplacé, désinvolte, discourtois, grossier, impoli, incongru, inconvenant, indélicat

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