Incorrect In`cor*rect", a. [L. incorrectus: cf. F. incorrect. See {In-} not, and {Correct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty. [1913 Webster]

The piece, you think, is incorrect. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation. [1913 Webster]

3. Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct. [1913 Webster]

It shows a will most incorrect to heaven. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The wit of the last age was yet more incorrect than their language. --Dryden.

Syn: Inaccurate; erroneous; wrong; faulty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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