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
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, wrongadjective
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"
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How to use incorrect in a sentence?
This publication in PNAS is incorrect.
There are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes — this is incorrect, hamas must understand that we will not permit these attacks, and we will respond with even greater force.
I am concerned about the interpretation of these recommendations and worried it will give people the incorrect assumption that asymptomatic spread is not of great concern. In fact it is.
Reports that Doug Marrone will be dismissed after Sundays game are 100 percent incorrect. Owner Shad Khan will meet with his football staff, which includes coaching and personnel, midweek next week. After taking over on an interim basis in 2016, Marronecompiled a total record of 21-28. Earlier this week, Marrone apologized for his teams performance this season Im truly sorry I let so many down, that I couldnt have done a better job.
They used names like Tea Party or Patriots and they selected cases simply because the applications had those names in the title, that was wrong, that was absolutely incorrect, insensitive and inappropriate.
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- incorrecteCatalan, Valencian
- non correttoItalian
- tidak betul, tidak benarMalay
- неправильный, неверныйRussian
- felaktig, inkorrektSwedish
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