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"
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"
(of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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,"
Shakespeare1 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
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The Texas Supreme Court's decision is disappointing and legally incorrect, the court mistakenly relied on a technicality to allow this divorce to proceed.
You know, I was doing stand-up for so long, there was a time in the Bill Clinton days you could make fun of that Monica [Lewinsky] dress all day long and nobody thought you were a terrorist, but now, like, you said things have gotten not only politically incorrect but this administration and learned it firsthand because I got a call the next day from the Department of Justice and I was under a two-month federal investigation for conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.
The governor has not resigned, whichever decision he makes will as always be communicated officially. There's a frenzy right now and a lot of incorrect rumors being spread, even by some media outlets.
Some people say this decision was directed at the United States and shale oil. All of this is incorrect. Some also say it was directed at Iran and Russia. This also is incorrect.
The initial price was just incorrect, the people with egg on the face here are the advisers.
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- incorrecteCatalan, Valencian
- non correttoItalian
- tidak benar, tidak betulMalay
- неверный, неправильныйRussian
- felaktig, inkorrektSwedish
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