1. not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.
  2. improper, unbecoming, or inappropriate: incorrect behavior; incorrect attire.
  3. not correct in form, use, or manner: an incorrect copy.


  1. false; wrongan incorrect calculation
  2. not fitting or properincorrect behaviour

early 15c., “uncorrected,” from Latin incorrectus “uncorrected,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + correctus (see correct). Sense of “not in good style” is from 1670s; that of “factually wrong, erroneous, inaccurate” is from 1610s (implied in incorrectly).

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