Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an incorrect manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Not correctly; inaccurately; not exactly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an incorrect manner; inaccurately; not exactly: as, incorrectly copied; incorrectly stated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an inaccurate manner
  • adv. in an incorrect manner

Etymologies

incorrect +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An article Wednesday on an Orchard Street visitor's center bearing her name incorrectly said she was the daughter of a dry-goods merchant.

    Corrections & Amplifications

  • During the Q & A after the panel an audience member (who happened to also be a LEED accredited professional) brought up to Amit that he had used the term incorrectly, that LEED certified does not apply to products, only buildings.

    Tracy Hepler: Should We Green Wash for the Sake of Spreading Green to the Masses?

  • If you looked for the book, you may have had difficulty finding it because several sources give the title incorrectly with “Phillips” instead of “Philips”.

    Irving Kristol and Evolution - The Panda's Thumb

  • Most recently I have been told that cisgender is not a word, womanism is not a movement or a word, transphobia does not exist or I use the term incorrectly, whiteness does not act systemically and finally my favourite denial: racism does not equal prejudice + power.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Part of the mess in Iraq is due to Bush believing that this is a holy war pitting Muslim "fascism" (he uses the term incorrectly) versus Christian democracy.

    Mike Garibaldi-Frick: America Needs an Agnostic in the White House

  • Just interested, because it would confirm a suspicion for me (I'm inclined to believe, as you do, that Bush is a sociopath), and possibly win an argument (a friend with psych training claims that I'm using the term incorrectly, because there is no evidence of frog torture), if the source is credible.

    Kerry

  • The Republicans used the term incorrectly to scare the public, what they do best, into voting for McCain by trying to turn Obama into a bogey man.

    Why We're In A World of Hurt

  • The first was The Stormwatcher a book whose spine annoyingly gives the title incorrectly, so that I at first looked for "The Stormwatch" and didn't find it; even more annoyingly, I really had read this one before, or rather had it from the library and read the beginning and ending but skipped the middle b/c of it not really being my kind of book.

    Two more books

  • Perhaps I'm using the term incorrectly, but for me, resonance is an echo.

    Sheila gets medieval on my . . .

  • So then you know you’re using the term incorrectly, i.e. you’re purposely lying.

    Think Progress » Gingrich: House Leadership Would Have Been Accused Of ‘Gay Bashing’ If They Investigated Foley ‘Overly Aggressively’

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.