hypercorrect definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or marked by hypercorrection.
    • wrong considering a mistaken notion of standard use
  • verb:
    • To change (a word or term) to an incorrect type in the mistaken belief it is standard use.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "hypercorrect"
    • It was a nonstandard usage that…
    • View More
  • Cross Reference for "hypercorrect"
  • Form for "hypercorrect"
54 votes

How would you define hypercorrect?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!