- 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
The rulers of Havana reduce all things to simple right or wrong, East or West, in or out, yours or ours.Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94|Matt Schudel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The notion that you’re not going to have controversy is wrong.
After the game, though, Kelly knew something was wrong when Saint John’s Athletic Director Pete Strickland waved to her.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
No way, he decided, would a Detroit or Washington player go home and hear Aqib Talib get something wrong.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
You'll be able to read about how addictive that Porsche was in the near future, but obviously it was the wrong tool for this particular job.A luxury crossover with a mainstream price? The 2021 Toyota Venza|Jonathan M. Gitlin|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
They did wrong, and whether you call that wrong "heckling" or something else does not alter its wrongness.
I rested my hand again on Cobber's head - and the wrongness was stronger.
But its wrongness gives me a weird thrill, given the company it keeps with so many successful experiments.
But the wrongness of these concerns in one case does not mean that they will always be wrong in every case.
You may have similar qualms over rent and the rightness and wrongness of it.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
His senses jarred out of slumber with a feeling of wrongness that reacted in instant caution.Victory|Lester del Rey
The rightness or wrongness of an action lies in its consequences.Determinism or Free-Will?|Chapman Cohen
If you proved horrid I would suffer, but the world would continue to turn in the right direction—despite your wrongness.Paths of Judgement|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
This admission would imply that the universal wrongness of suicide is at any rate not self-evident.The Methods of Ethics|Henry Sidgwick
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.