[rawng-fuh l, rong-]
- unjust or unfair: a wrongful act; a wrongful charge.
- having no legal right; unlawful: The court ruled it was a wrongful diversion of trust income.
Origin of wrongful
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Examples from the Web for wrongfulness
You know that my opinions run with yours as to the folly of the king, and the wrongfulness and unwisdom of his policy.Friends, though divided
G. A. Henty
He did not gloss over to himself the wrongfulness of his behaviour, or the seriousness of the situation.Paul the Courageous
Hence doth heav'nly justice Temper so evenly affection in us, It ne'er can warp to any wrongfulness.The Vision of Paradise, Complete
No idea of wrongfulness in aiding the plot ever occurred either to Bertram or Maude.The White Rose of Langley
Emily Sarah Holt
If the reckless Conde thinketh to do these acts of wrongfulness with impunity, let him look to it!Mercedes of Castile
J. Fenimore Cooper
- immoral, unjust, or illegal