- an invasion of another's right, to his damage.
- a tort.
OTHER WORDS FOR wrong
Idioms about 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
How to use wrong in a sentence
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 (email@example.com)|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.Miss Manners: Comparison remains the thief of joy|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Reactionary troglodyte Tea Party embraces the Constitution—says it means government wronging rights.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?|P. J. O’Rourke|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever my follies may have been as a young man, I am at least incapable of wronging my wife as a married one.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
He would be wronging the Ivers if he did not do it, yet how ugly it could be made to look!Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
Have you been wronging him in your heart all this while, ma tante?The Bronze Eagle|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
He would have been glad that the coming scene could be over, and yet I should be wronging him to say that he was afraid of it.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
I should like to take you, but I want men—strong men like your companion here—and I should be wronging your parents if I took you.Marcus: the Young Centurion|George Manville Fenn
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
Other 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.