What is the opposite of correct?

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Adjective
Opposite of free from error
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“She admitted that parts of her statement were incorrect and acknowledged providing false evidence at the inquiry.”
Adjective
Opposite of following the established standards of behavior or manners
“His mother advised that it was inappropriate for him to not wear a morning suit or a lounge suit.”
Adjective
Opposite of diligent in performing a process or procedure
Adjective
Opposite of used or accepted broadly
Adjective
Opposite of free from flaws, defects or errors
Adjective
Opposite of sane, clear thinking
Adjective
Opposite of conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
Adjective
Opposite of hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work)
Adjective
Opposite of appropriate or proper for a particular purpose or circumstance
Adjective
Opposite of refined, polite, and well-mannered in one's nature or dealings with others
Adjective
Opposite of concerned with what is actually the case (based on facts)
“The Curmudgeon is a satirical column based on fictitious characters in a mythical village.”
Adjective
Opposite of not reprehensible, blameless, without blame
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
Adjective
Opposite of extremely thorough, accurate and careful
“After a cursory examination, the Commission told the independents late in February that it was doing nothing.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
“She was elegant and bookish, while he was casual and endearingly laid-back.”
Adjective
Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
Adjective
Opposite of obeying the laws of society
Adjective
Opposite of legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law
“He's been detained in Japan since mid-July, when he was nabbed for traveling with an invalid passport.”
Adjective
Opposite of necessary or intended
“Everything seems to fit together perfectly, and one doesn't catch any extra or superfluous notes.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a valid reason
Adjective
Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
Adjective
Opposite of offering or producing the greatest advantage
“The worst thing you can do right now is to do nothing.”
Adjective
Opposite of justified by morally accepted standards
“Cotta, who was undoubtedly guilty of the charge, won an undeserved reprieve when the jury refused to allow anyone to be assailed by a prosecutor endowed with such eloquence.”
Adjective
Opposite of socially acceptable
“I also let him know that lying was a totally unacceptable thing to do.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Verb
Opposite of to fix, correct, revise or improve
“The excessive use of plastics may damage our environment in the long run.”
Verb
Opposite of to punish or reprimand (someone) for a fault or crime
“Please forgive me for my forwardness.”
Verb
(praise) Opposite of to scold (someone) for a fault or crime
“It is good practice to compliment a child when they have displayed good and honest behavior.”
Verb
(pamper) Opposite of to scold (someone) for a fault or crime
“One has had an expensive boarding school background and the other has a father who can afford to pamper her.”
Verb
Opposite of to offset or counterbalance
“The addition of unnecessary weight would unbalance the entire structure.”
Verb
Opposite of to solve (a problem)
“As those who attended the meeting heard, there are several issues of circumstance that problematize this motion.”
Verb
Opposite of to free (someone) of a misconception or misapprehension
Verb
Opposite of to change one's attitude for the better
“Do not be discouraged if you have a day or two where you regress into bad habits.”
Verb
Opposite of to render useless or neutralize
“Staying away from me in the morning will strengthen our relationship because absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
Verb
Opposite of to make better, or improve, something perceived to be in a negative condition
“Since the business is declining, credit quality will worsen over time, meaning it makes sense to buy credit protection.”
Verb
Opposite of to alter or change into something new or updated
“Surely, if my system's working fine, then I should just leave it as it is?”
Verb
Opposite of to amend or repair
“Take hold of the crystal gingerly, as if you are afraid to break it.”
Verb
Opposite of to free from misconception, deception or error
Verb
Opposite of put on the right track
Verb
Opposite of to modify, especially so as to better fit a given purpose or circumstance
Interjection
Opposite of used to give an affirmative response
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