adjective Date: 1922 of, relating to, or characterized by the production of a nonstandard linguistic form or construction on the basis of a false analogy (as “badly” in “my eyes have gone badly” and “widely” in “open widely”) • hypercorrection nounhypercorrectly adverbhypercorrectness noun

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  • hypercorrect — hypercorrect, e [ ipɛrkɔrɛkt ] adj. • 1933; de hyper et correct ♦ Ling. Qui est formé par hypercorrection. Forme, graphie hypercorrecte. ● hypercorrect, hypercorrecte adjectif Qui présente une hypercorrection. ⇒HYPERCORRECT, ECTE, adj. LING. [En… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hypercorrect — hypercorrectly, adv.. hypercorrectness, n. /huy peuhr keuh rekt /, adj. 1. overly correct; excessively fastidious; fussy: hypercorrect manners. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by hypercorrection. [1920 25; HYPER + CORRECT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypercorrect — 1. adjective incorrect because of a mistaken idea of standard usage The often exaggerated addition of /h/ before words like out in written Cockney is a hypercorrect affectation. 2. verb To change (a word or phrase) to an incorrec …   Wiktionary

  • hypercorrect — hy•per•cor•rect [[t]ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛkt[/t]] adj. 1) correct or overly fastidious: hypercorrect manners[/ex] 2) ling. of or characterized by hypercorrection • Etymology: 1920–25 hy per•cor•rect′ly, adv. hy per•cor•rect′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hypercorrect — “+ adjective Etymology: hyper + correct 1. : excessively proper : finicky fastidious and hypercorrect to the point of prissiness 2. : of, characterized by, or constituting hypercorrection …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypercorrect — hy·per·cor rect || ‚haɪpÉ™(r)kÉ™ rekt adj. excessively correct; characterized by hypercorrection …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypercorrect — hy·per·correct …   English syllables

  • hypercorrect — /haɪpəkəˈrɛkt/ (say huypuhkuh rekt) adjective excessively correct. –hypercorrection, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypercorrecte — ● hypercorrect, hypercorrecte adjectif Qui présente une hypercorrection …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hypercorrectness — hypercorrectˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑hyper …   Useful english dictionary

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