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Related to incorrectness: inaccuracy, wrongness


1. Not correct; erroneous or wrong: an incorrect answer.
2. Defective; faulty: incorrect programming of the computer.
3. Improper; inappropriate: incorrect behavior.

in′cor·rect′ly adv.
in′cor·rect′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incorrectness - lack of conformity to social expectations
improperness, impropriety - an improper demeanor
political incorrectness - the use of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult groups who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against
correctness - the quality of conformity to social expectations
2.incorrectness - the quality of not conforming to fact or truth
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
erroneousness, error - inadvertent incorrectness
correctness, rightness - conformity to fact or truth


An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true:
خَـطَـأ، عَدَم صِحَّـه
villa; ókurteisi


(inkəˈrekt) adjective
1. not accurate or correct; wrong. incorrect translation of a word.
2. (of behaviour etc) not acceptable; wrong.
ˌincorˈrectness noun
References in classic literature ?
He is forever finding fault with me, for some incorrectness of language, and now he is taking the same liberty with you.
Elizabethan prose, all too chaotic in the beauty and force which overflowed into it from Elizabethan poetry, and incorrect with an incorrectness which leaves it scarcely legitimate prose at all: then, in reaction against that, the correctness of Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth century, determining the standard of a prose in the proper sense, not inferior to the prose of the Augustan age in Latin, or of the "great age in France": and, again in reaction against this, the wild mixture of poetry and prose, in our wild nineteenth century, under the influence of such writers as Dickens and Carlyle: such are the three periods into which the story of our prose literature divides itself.
Kirsch was not acquainted with a single one, and spoke all with indifferent volubility and incorrectness.
And Sergey Ivanovitch carried the subject into the regions of philosophical history where Konstantin Levin could not follow him, and showed him all the incorrectness of his view.
HOUSE - SEASON FOUR (Cert 15, 673 mins) CURMUDGEONLY yet brilliant Dr Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) begins the search for a new team of eager proteges in the hit drama series, clashing as ever with boss Cuddy, who tolerates his political incorrectness because of his unmatched brilliance at diagnosing rare diseases.
In this world, a term like "regular guys" really is dangerous--not alarming in its political incorrectness, but provocative in its unfettered idealism.
And Elizabeth Hurley is the perfect foil for Powers, stiffly pointing out his political incorrectness while secretly relishing his bon vivant lifestyle.
US VERSION: Remade as Payne (above, right), but without the political incorrectness or humour.
A weekend of wonderful political incorrectness, Goodwood is now one of the few places left in Britain where car enthusiasts can indulge their passion, free from any oppressive meddling from the nanny state.
IN JEREMY Clarkson, the BBC seem to think they have found a dazzling hero of political incorrectness, when what they really have is Jim Davidson with a driving licence.
Expect more foul language, great food, and lots of political incorrectness from the man who really needs to switch to decaff.
But despite its wilful politically incorrectness, there is an undeniable sweetness to the lead character that makes the film almost watchable.