The inventions for wronging mankind pay a great deal better than those for righting them.
She did not stop to think how much she was wronging Charlie's faithful love.
Yet before you decide, I would ask you to consider whether you are not wronging yourself, by acting so thoughtlessly.
I am wronging him,” thought I. “This man, with all, is incapable of an act of treachery like that.
And she so endured the wronging of her bed as never to have any quarrel with her husband thereon.
Come, señor, you are wronging me while trifling with your own interests.
And when I did it, only the cowardly idea that I was wronging myself persisted.
"You think you would be wronging her," says Baltimore, reading her correctly.
I should like to take you, but I want men—strong men like your companion here—and I should be wronging your parents if I took you.
He would be wronging the Ivers if he did not do it, yet how ugly it could be made to look!
late Old English, "twisted, crooked, wry," from Old Norse rangr, earlier *wrangr "crooked, wry, wrong," from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz (cf. Danish vrang "crooked, wrong," Middle Dutch wranc, Dutch wrang "sour, bitter," literally "that which distorts the mouth"), from PIE *wrengh- "to turn" (see wring).
Sense of "not right, bad, immoral, unjust" developed by c.1300. Wrong thus is etymologically a negative of right (from Latin rectus, literally "straight"). Latin pravus was literally "crooked," but most commonly "wrong, bad;" and other words for "crooked" also have meant "wrong" in Italian and Slavic. Cf. also French tort "wrong, injustice," from Latin tortus "twisted." Wrong-headed first recorded 1732. To get up on the wrong side (of the bed) "be in a bad mood" is recorded from 1801.
"that which is improper or unjust," c.1100, from wrong (adj.). Meaning "an unjust action" is recorded from c.1200.
"to do wrong to," early 14c., from wrong (adj.). Related: Wronged; wronging.