- an invasion of another's right, to his damage.
- a tort.
verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR wrong
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Idioms for wrong
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM wrongwronger, nounwrongly, adverbwrongness, nounquasi-wrong, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wrongwrong , wrongful
Example sentences from the Web for wrong
Vaudemont felt as if he had wronged the wronger; he began to conquer even his dislike to Robert Beaufort.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
His job, as Shakespeare puts it, is "to unmask falsehood and bring truth to light, to wrong the wronger till he render right."The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
One Wronger, a Roman Catholic priest, proposed certain revisions and modifications.Wagner as I Knew Him|Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
"The wronger it is the better man the vicar will be afterwards," said Jimmy.The Smuggler's Cave|George A. Birmingham
Now, to my smarting mind, it seemed as if it was he who was the wronger, and I the wronged.My Friend Smith|Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for wrong
- 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
Derived forms of wrongwronger, nounwrongly, adverbwrongness, noun
Word Origin for wrong
Idioms and Phrases with 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.