- wrong side of the tracks,
- wrongful death,
Origin of wronged
- an invasion of another's right, to his damage.
- a tort.
verb (used with object)
Origin of wrong
Examples from the Web for wronged
How can we have wronged Mexico, he asks, if “many people in Mexico today wish the United States had kept all of Mexico?”In Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America,’ Slavery Wasn’t So Bad, but Hillary and Barack Are Socialist Devils|Andrew Romano|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I want to bring those who have wronged me to justice,” said the Viper to Tyrion in the previous episode.
In the letter, Bo claimed that he was wronged and “the truth will come out one day.”
“We forgive them,” Fariba replied, explaining that they believed in compassion for all humanity, even for those who wronged them.Silenced in Iran: The Plight of Bahai Prisoners of Conscience|Roxana Saberi|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has liberated the master as well as the slave from a relation which wronged and enfeebled both.The Best - And Worst - Post-Civil War Presidential Speeches on Race|David Frum|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had lived cleanly and decently; he had wronged no man or woman, nor himself.The Place of Honeymoons|Harold MacGrath
While ever careful to refrain from wronging others, we must be no less insistent that we are not wronged ourselves.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
That he hath therefore at this nick of time so outraged and wronged me, it cannot be but by the malevolent and wicked spirit.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
But poor Hareton, the most wronged, was the only one who really suffered much.Wuthering Heights|Emily Bronte
He said he would not refuse to listen to the complaints of those who thought they were wronged.Introductory American History|Henry Eldridge Bourne
- to turn out other than intended
- to make a mistake
- (of a machine, etc) to cease to function properly
- to go astray morally
- to fail to understand properly
- to fail to provide the correct answer to
- an infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or torta private wrong
- a violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crowna public wrong
Word Origin for wrong
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.
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.