Idioms

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
Related formswrong·er, nounwrong·ly, adverbwrong·ness, nounqua·si-wrong, adjective
Can be confusedwrong wrongful
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Examples from the Web for wrongest

  • I would sooner do the wrongest thing, the wickedest crime, than hide it.

  • It is I who am wrong, wrongest in that I have never confessed the wrong, and asked your forgiveness.

    A Pilgrim Maid|Marion Ames Taggart

British Dictionary definitions for wrongest

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 wrongest

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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