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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


incorrect +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • 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.


  • 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’


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