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English adjective: incorrect

1. incorrect not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

SamplesAn 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.


Similarerroneous, fallacious, false, mistaken

See alsofalse, improper, inaccurate

Attributecorrectness, rightness

Antonymscorrect, right

2. incorrect not in accord with established usage or procedure

SamplesThe wrong medicine.
The wrong way to shuck clams.
It is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts.




3. incorrect (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles

Similarill-formed, ungrammatical

Antonymswell-formed, grammatical

4. incorrect characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

SamplesHe submitted a faulty report.
An incorrect transcription.
The wrong side of the road.

Synonymsfaulty, wrong



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