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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 ?
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.
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.
He is forever finding fault with me, for some incorrectness of language, and now he is taking the same liberty with you.
Kirsch was not acquainted with a single one, and spoke all with indifferent volubility and incorrectness.
In the same vein, the Fil-foreigners must continue to calmly orient the league and its fans on how and why racism and political incorrectness can be hurting and painful.
Violence, incontinence and the kind of casual sexism that would shame the incoming US president ensue, making this a movie for those who like their political incorrectness well done.
When Terry Zwigoff's "Bad Santa" blundered its way through so many trip wires of polite discourse back in 2003, its commitment to extreme foulness and political incorrectness had an undeniably bracing effect, especially considering it hit theaters within weeks of the likes of "Love Actually" and "Cheaper by the Dozen.
I thought the country's Klown (2010) was the last word on political incorrectness but somehow this horror-satire goes several steps further.
It's packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness.
Anthony is an endearing pint-sized hero, and Koechner and Ferrell provide the majority of the comic relief, decking the blood-spattered halls with political incorrectness and barbed home truths.
The problem with the sequel is that considering the basic concept thrives on political incorrectness, brand of humour peddled
Incorrectness graphical models, too much complexity, contrary to the expectations of the behavior of dynamic objects etc.