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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: factually wrong.
an incorrect response on a test
correct, right
similar words:
erroneous, false, mistaken, wrong
definition 2: not in keeping with proper style or manners; unsuitable.
definition 3: not completely accurate; inexact.
an incorrect version
similar words:
erroneous, inaccurate
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adverb + (adj.)incorrect absolutely, educationally, environmentally, factually, grammatically, historically, inadvertently, intentionally, legally, morally, necessarily, obviously, politically, possibly, simply, totally, wildly
(adj.)incorrect + noun address, answer, assertion, assumption, attribution, certification, characterization, choice, citation, comedy, comic, comment, conclusion, correction, data, database, date, definition, diagnosis, disposal, dose, entry, feedback, forecast, golfer, grammar, hypothesis, identification, implementation, impression, inference, information, interpretation, judgment, listing, minute, perception, phrase, placement, prediction, reading, response, scorecard, sequence, spelling, statement, usage  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: incorrectly (adv.), incorrectness (n.)
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The word incorrect contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.