wrongdoing

[ rawng-doo-ing, -doo-, rong- ]
/ ˈrɔŋˌdu ɪŋ, -ˈdu-, ˈrɒŋ- /

noun

behavior or action that is wrong, evil, or blameworthy.
an act that is wrong, evil, or blameworthy; misdeed; sin.

Nearby words

  1. wrong side of someone,
  2. wrong side of the tracks,
  3. wrong-foot,
  4. wrong-headed,
  5. wrongdoer,
  6. wronged,
  7. wrongful,
  8. wrongful death,
  9. wrongfully,
  10. wrongheaded

Origin of wrongdoing

First recorded in 1470–80; wrong + doing

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British Dictionary definitions for wrongdoing

wrongdoing

/ (ˈrɒŋˌduːɪŋ) /

noun

the act or an instance of doing something immoral or illegal
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Word Origin and History for wrongdoing

wrongdoing

n.

late 15c., from wrong (n.) + doing.

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