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Synonyms for incorrect
ˌɪn kəˈrɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incorrect, wrong(adj)

    not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

    "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions"

    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), improper, haywire, faulty, ill-timed, wrong(p), wrong, amiss(p)

    word-perfect, correct, straight, exact, accurate, letter-perfect, precise, proper, right, well-formed, grammatical

  2. wrong, incorrect(adj)

    not in accord with established usage or procedure

    "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"; "it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts"

    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), improper, haywire, ill-timed, wrong(p), faulty, amiss(p), wrong

    proper, exact, well-formed, right, precise, straight, accurate, grammatical, letter-perfect, word-perfect, correct

  3. incorrect(adj)

    (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles

    faulty, wrong

    grammatical, precise, straight, accurate, proper, letter-perfect, well-formed, correct, exact, word-perfect, right

  4. faulty, incorrect, wrong(adj)

    characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

    "he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"

    unseasonable, untimely, defective, awry(p), improper, haywire, faulty, ill-timed, wrong(p), wrong, amiss(p)

    word-perfect, proper, accurate, exact, well-formed, right, straight, grammatical, correct, letter-perfect, precise


  1. incorrect(adjective)

    proper, correct, right

  2. incorrect(adjective)

    correct, right, proper

  3. incorrect(adjective)

    correct, right, proper

  4. incorrect(adjective)

    correct, right, proper

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incorrect

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incorrect(a.)

    inexact, inaccurate, erroneous, false, untrue

  2. incorrect(a.)

    ungrammatical, faulty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incorrect(a)

    inaccurate, erroneous, inexact, wrong, ungrammatical, solecistic

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How to use incorrect in a sentence?

  1. Commissioner Gregory Shoda:

    The level or the number of violations is astounding, basically, every single report is incorrect.

  2. Josie Garrett:

    I think there is a general sense in this country, at least for me -- which is incorrect -- that infectious diseases are completely eradicated, or that we found some way to get rid of them and that they are 'Victorian' illnesses, the reality is that's just not the case. It's definitely something people need to be aware of.

  3. The AOC:

    Any assertions that a decision by the Australian Olympic Committee( AOC) to tell its athletes to plan for a Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 was done in concert with either The IOC( The IOC) or the Canadian Olympic Committee( COC) are completely incorrect.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I want to meet not only my accuser, who presented SECOND THIRD HAND INFORMATION, but also the person who illegally gave this information, which was largely incorrect, to the' Whistleblower,' was this person SPYING on The President ? Big Consequences !

  5. Confucius:

    To govern is to correct. If you set an example by being correct, who would dare remain incorrect?

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