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Incorrect definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCORRECT', a. [in and correct.] Not correct; not exact; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty.
The piece, you think, is incorrect.
1. Not according to truth; inaccurate; as an incorrect statement, narration or calculation.
2. Not according to law or morality.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions" [syn: incorrect, wrong] [ant: correct, right]
2: not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"; "it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts" [syn: wrong, incorrect]
3: (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
4: characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; "he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road" [syn: faulty, incorrect, wrong]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin incorrectus, from in- + correctus correct Date: 15th century 1. obsolete not corrected or chastened 2. a. inaccurate, faulty <an incorrect transcription> b. not true ; wrong <incorrect answers> 3. unbecoming, improper <incorrect behavior> incorrectly adverb incorrectness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 not in accordance with fact; wrong. 2 (of style etc.) improper, faulty. Derivatives: incorrectly adv. incorrectness n. Etymology: ME f. OF or L incorrectus (as IN-(1), CORRECT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorrect In`cor*rect", a. [L. incorrectus: cf. F. incorrect. See In- not, and Correct.] 1. Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty. The piece, you think, is incorrect. --Pope. 2. Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation. 3. Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct. It shows a will most incorrect to heaven. --Shak. The wit of the last age was yet more incorrect than their language. --Dryden. Syn: Inaccurate; erroneous; wrong; faulty.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is incorrect is wrong and untrue. He denied that his evidence about the telephone call was incorrect... ? correct ADJ: oft it v-link ADJ to-inf incorrectly The magazine suggested incorrectly that he was planning to retire. ADV: ADV with v 2. Something that is incorrect is not the thing that is required or is most suitable in a particular situation. ...injuries caused by incorrect posture. ? correct ADJ: usu ADJ n incorrectly He was told that the doors had been fitted incorrectly. ADV: ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Inexact, inaccurate, erroneous, false, untrue. 2. Ungrammatical, faulty.

Moby Thesaurus

Doric, aberrant, abnormal, abominable, approximate, approximative, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, cacophonous, careless, clumsy, coarse, criminal, crude, delinquent, deviant, disgraceful, doggerel, dysphemistic, erroneous, evil, fallacious, false, faulty, graceless, gross, hardly the thing, harsh, ignominious, illegal, imprecise, improper, impure, in bad taste, inaccurate, inappropriate, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, indecorous, inelegant, inexact, infamous, infelicitous, lax, loose, low, mistaken, negligent, not done, not the thing, off-base, off-color, out of line, out of plumb, out of square, out of true, out-of-line, outlandish, rude, sacrilegious, scandalous, shameful, shameless, sinful, slipshod, slovenly, solecistic, specious, tasteless, terrible, uncourtly, uncouth, undignified, undue, uneuphonious, unfactual, unfelicitous, unfit, unfitting, ungraceful, ungrammatic, unlawful, unpolished, unprecise, unrefined, unrighteous, unrigorous, unseemly, unsound, unsuitable, untrue, vulgar, wicked, wrong, wrongful



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