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

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


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