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wrongful

[rawng-fuh l, rong-]
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adjective
  1. unjust or unfair: a wrongful act; a wrongful charge.
  2. having no legal right; unlawful: The court ruled it was a wrongful diversion of trust income.
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Origin of wrongful

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at wrong, -ful
Related formswrong·ful·ly, adverbwrong·ful·ness, nounun·wrong·ful, adjectiveun·wrong·ful·ly, adverbun·wrong·ful·ness, noun
Can be confusedwrong wrongful
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cruellyunjustifiablybrutallyunlawfullywronglywrongfullyunfairlymeanlybadlyinexcusablysinfullyprejudicially

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wrongful

adjective
  1. immoral, unjust, or illegal
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Derived Formswrongfully, adverbwrongfulness, noun
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