- an invasion of another's right, to his damage.
- a tort.
verb (used with object)
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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 wrongwrong·er, nounwrong·ly, adverbwrong·ness, nounqua·si-wrong, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wrongwrong wrongful
Words nearby wrong
Example sentences from the Web for wrongness
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.
The mother had been convinced of the wrongness of dedicating the little babe, and would give us no trouble.Lotus Buds|Amy Carmichael
This to my mind proves almost the wrongness of expecting people to be worse than we are.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
If we must go through the previous acts to get to this, we forgive, for its sake, their wrongness.The Poetry Of Robert Browning|Stopford A. Brooke
Neither side was right in the struggle, although he preferred the West's brand of wrongness to the bloodier wrongness of the Reds.Way of a Rebel|Walter M. Miller
It is not your wrongness that they hate; it's your uncompromising quality, and that remains more unbreakable than ever.Behind the Mirrors|Clinton W. Gilbert
British Dictionary definitions for wrongness
- 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 wrongness
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.