Hypercorrectness vs Hypercorrect - What's the difference?

hypercorrectness | hypercorrect | Derived terms |

Hypercorrectness is a derived term of hypercorrect.


As a noun hypercorrectness

is the state or condition of being hypercorrect.

As a 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.

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hypercorrectness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state or condition of being hypercorrect.
  • 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! }}