Hypercorrect vs Hypercorrectly - What's the difference?

hypercorrect | hypercorrectly |


As an adjective hypercorrect

is (grammar) incorrect because of a mistaken idea of standard usage.

As a verb hypercorrect

is to change (a word or phrase) to an incorrect form in the mistaken belief that it is standard usage.

As an adverb hypercorrectly is

in a hypercorrect manner.

hypercorrect

English

(hypercorrection)

Alternative forms

* hyper-correct

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (grammar) incorrect because of a mistaken idea of standard usage
  • The often exaggerated addition of /h/ before words like "out" in written Cockney is a hypercorrect affectation.

    Derived terms

    * hypercorrection, hyper-correction * hypercorrective, hyper-corrective * hypercorrectness, hyper-correctness

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To change (a word or phrase) to an incorrect form in the mistaken belief that it is standard usage.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=October 28, author=William Safire, title=And Now This, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=I use reduplicate to mean redouble, though both words should mean quadruple, but English is funny that way, so hold off on the hypercorrecting gotcha! }}

    hypercorrectly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a hypercorrect manner.