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wronged

[ rawngd, rongd ]
/ rɔŋd, rɒŋd /
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adjective

treated unfairly or unjustly: the wronged party in the dispute.

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offend, cheat, defame, malign, harm, ill-treat, injure, dishonor, damage, maltreat, hurt, discredit, abuse, persecute, aggrieve, mistreat, outrage, misrepresent, oppress

Nearby words

wrong side of the tracks, wrong-foot, wrong-headed, wrongdoer, wrongdoing, wronged, wrongful, wrongful death, wrongfully, wrongheaded, wrongheadedly

Origin of wronged

First recorded in 1540–50; wrong + -ed2
Related formsun·wronged, adjective

Definition for wronged (2 of 2)

Origin of wrong

before 1100; (adj.) Middle English wrong, wrang, Old English wrang, perhaps < Old Danish wrang; compare Danish vrang wrong, Old Norse rangr awry; (v. and adv.) Middle English, derivative of the adj.; (noun) Middle English; Old English wrang, derivative of the adj.; akin to wring
SYNONYMS FOR wrong
Related formswrong·er, nounwrong·ly, adverbwrong·ness, nounqua·si-wrong, adjective
Can be confusedwrong wrongful
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British Dictionary definitions for wronged

Derived Formswronger, nounwrongly, adverbwrongness, noun

Word Origin for wrong

Old English wrang injustice, from Old Norse vrang; see wring
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Idioms and Phrases with wronged

wrong


see back the wrong horse; bark up the wrong tree; do someone wrong; get someone wrong; get up on the wrong side of bed; go wrong; in the wrong; on the right (wrong) foot; on the right (wrong) tack; right (wrong) side of the tracks; rub the wrong way; take the wrong way; two wrongs do not make a right.

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