Origin of wronged
- an invasion of another's right, to his damage.
- a tort.
verb (used with object)
- to go amiss; fail: Everything is going wrong today.
- to pursue an immoral course; become depraved: Bad friends caused him to go wrong.
Origin of wrong
Synonyms for wrong
Related Words for wrongedoffend, cheat, defame, malign, harm, ill-treat, injure, dishonor, damage, maltreat, hurt, discredit, abuse, persecute, aggrieve, mistreat, outrage, misrepresent, oppress
Examples from the Web for wronged
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 30, 2014
“I want to bring those who have wronged me to justice,” said the Viper to Tyrion in the previous episode.Game of Thrones’ ‘The Mountain and the Viper’ Recap: Trial by Combat and Inigo Montoya’s Revenge
June 2, 2014
In the letter, Bo claimed that he was wronged and “the truth will come out one day.”The End of Bo
Wenguang Huang, Pin Ho
September 22, 2013
“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
June 4, 2013
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
January 25, 2013
Historical Examples of wronged
Percival confessed to his mother that night that he had wronged Uncle Peter.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
And now he considered that mighty self of his insulted as well as wronged.Weighed and Wanting
I shall wrong him less than I should have wronged John Burke.The Bacillus of Beauty
He moved nearer, and once again he wronged Betty by a mental shrinking.The Incomplete Amorist
He is the wronged party in the matter, and we owe him an apology.'Wilfrid Cumbermede
- 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.