- 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
How to use wrong in a sentence
Everybody that watched that video knows what happened was wrong, knows that that went far too far, and that that officer needs to be held accountable for his actions, and I believe he will be.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
On the tax front, a court ruled in July that Apple did nothing wrong.Apple CEO Tim Cook is fulfilling another Steve Jobs vision|Rachel Schallom|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Oliver was “wrong on Amazon” which offers a “safe, quality work environment in our facilities,” he tweeted.Who is Dave Clark, the new chief of Amazon’s giant retail business?|Aaron Pressman|August 22, 2020|Fortune
All of this raises the question of what went wrong with these blockchain companies.Are blockchain companies cursed with too much cash?|Jeff|August 19, 2020|Fortune
Even if a lot of things go wrong, the banks can still deliver for investors.Despite Warren Buffett’s selloff, bank stocks look like great buys in this market|Shawn Tully|August 18, 2020|Fortune
He said he has been wrongly accused of defrauding the U.S. government.
And why would the Innocence Project, an esteemed group dedicated to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, have framed an innocent man?Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project|Jacob Siegel|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When voters think things are going wrong, they figure out—rightly or wrongly—which party to blame.
Editor's Note: An earlier version wrongly attributed Whole Foods' statement to Eden Foods.
Thus, there is potential for women to be wrongly charged under this new law, even if they were taking legally obtained drugs.Tennessee is Making Pregnancy a Criminal Liability|Emily Shire|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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So Gg.; rest The goos, the duk, and the cukkowe also (wrongly; see next line).
Fulle blisfully they synge and endles ioy thei make (wrongly); Gg.
Rightly or wrongly, I am for union against disunion, for collective ownership against private ownership.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
His friend Naude, however, declares that the expressions used by Campanella were wrongly interpreted as revolutionary.
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.