Hypercorrect



[hahy-per-kuh-rekt] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛkt/

adjective
1.
overly ; excessively fastidious; fussy:
hypercorrect manners.
2.
of, relating to, or characterized by hypercorrection.
/ˌhaɪpəkəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
excessively correct or fastidious
2.
resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection

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