- 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
Now, if Google gets it wrong and I end up paying for users looking for gloves, jewelry or winter hats when I only sell fedoras, then we have a problem.Google Ads wants advertisers to give broad match another shot|Ginny Marvin|November 16, 2020|Search Engine Land
There’s not a lot of chances for us to get it right, but there’s a ton of opportunities for things to go wrong, and it only takes one poor experience and the customer is out the door.Why empathy is about meeting the customer on their terms|Sponsored Content: Pegasystems Inc.|November 16, 2020|Search Engine Land
There are also limits to how much we can feel like these teams have been wronged by the football gods.The Steelers And Bills Have Been Historically Lucky So Far. The Chargers … Have Not.|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
I started to think something was wrong with my content, which meant something was wrong with me.You Think Being a Trans Chinese Sex Worker Is Easy?|Eugene Robinson|November 11, 2020|Ozy
I ended up just writing her full name out, but it seems wrong.
While ever careful to refrain from wronging others, we must be no less insistent that we are not wronged ourselves.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
It is wronging the brethren also, to visit upon all the transgression of one individual.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
Slade might possibly have refrained at the last moment from wronging Elsie.Bloom of Cactus|Robert Ames Bennet
"I once told you that you were poor at subterfuge, and you know you are wronging them," she said.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
And when I did it, only the cowardly idea that I was wronging myself persisted.The Firing Line|Robert W. Chambers
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.