hypercorrect

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hy·per·cor·rect

 (hī′pər-kə-rĕkt′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or marked by hypercorrection.

hy′per·cor·rect′ly adv.
hy′per·cor·rect′ness n.

hypercorrect

(ˌhaɪpəkəˈrɛkt)
adj
1. excessively correct or fastidious
2. (Linguistics) resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection
ˌhypercorˈrectness n

hy•per•cor•rect

(ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛkt)

adj.
1. correct or overly fastidious: hypercorrect manners.
2. of or characterized by hypercorrection.
[1920–25]
hy`per•cor•rect′ly, adv.
hy`per•cor•rect′ness, n.
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33) Phyllis Mindell mentions other weak grammar forms to be dropped such as tag questions, hypercorrectness, and cluttering clauses.