1. in an incorrect manner

to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely

Syn: ↑falsely
Derived from adjective: ↑incorrect, ↑false (for: ↑falsely)
2. in an inaccurate manner

he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly


she guessed wrong

Syn: ↑wrongly, ↑wrong
Ant: ↑right (for: ↑wrongly), ↑correctly
Derived from adjective: ↑wrong (for: ↑wrongly), ↑incorrect

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