But the wrongness of these concerns in one case does not mean that they will always be wrong in every case.
But its wrongness gives me a weird thrill, given the company it keeps with so many successful experiments.
They did wrong, and whether you call that wrong "heckling" or something else does not alter its wrongness.
I rested my hand again on Cobber's head - and the wrongness was stronger.
But now he expounded with admirable clearness the wrongness of carelessness about warrants and of taking things for granted.
A conviction as to the rightness or wrongness of vers libre is no guarantee of a poet.
The wrongness was right—at any rate after Mary had hit on it for William.
The rightness or wrongness of an action lies in its consequences.
He wants almost to persuade himself that it was not wrong, and entirely to hide the wrongness from others.
There was a mixture of wrongness in his rightness that made me distrust him.
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.