Wrong Definition

rông, rŏng
wronged, wrongs
adjective
Not in accordance with justice, law, morality, etc.; unlawful, immoral, or improper.
Webster's New World
Not in accordance with an established standard, previous arrangement, given intention, etc.
The wrong method, arrived at the wrong time.
Webster's New World
Contrary to fact, reason, some set standard, etc.; incorrect; inaccurate; false.
Webster's New World
Unfair; unjust.
The kids felt it was wrong when some got to go on the field trip but not others.
American Heritage
Not required, intended, or wanted.
Took a wrong turn.
American Heritage
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adverb
In a wrong manner, direction, etc.; so as to be wrong; incorrectly; amiss.
Webster's New World
In a wrong course or direction.
Turned wrong at the crossroads.
American Heritage
Immorally or unjustly.
She acted wrong in lying.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
correctlyright
noun
wrongs
That which is not right, or not just, proper, correct, etc.; esp., an unjust or immoral act.
Webster's New World
That which is unjust, immoral, or improper.
Doesn't seem to know right from wrong.
American Heritage
A violation or invasion of a legal right; injurious act, as a tort.
Webster's New World
The condition of being in error or at fault.
I hate being in the wrong.
American Heritage
A tort.
American Heritage
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verb
wronged, wrongs
To treat badly or unjustly; do wrong to; injure.
Webster's New World
To think badly of without real justification.
Webster's New World
To malign; dishonor.
Webster's New World
To seduce (a woman)
Webster's New World
A violation of another person’s legal rights; an illegal act.
Webster's New World Law
Antonyms:
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idiom
do (someone) wrong
  • To be unfaithful or disloyal.
American Heritage
go wrong
  • To go amiss; turn out badly:

    What went wrong with their business?

  • To make a mistake or mistakes:

    parents wondering where they went wrong raising their child.

American Heritage
get someone in wrong
  • to bring someone into disfavor
Webster's New World
get someone (or something) wrong
  • to fail to understand someone (or something) properly
Webster's New World
go wrong
  • to turn out badly
  • to change from good behavior to bad; go astray
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Wrong

Noun

Singular:
wrong
Plural:
wrongs

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Wrong

Origin of Wrong

  • From Middle English wrong, from Old English wrang (“wrong, twisted, uneven"), from Old Norse rangr, *wrangr (“crooked, wrong"), from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz (“crooked, twisted, turned awry"), from Proto-Indo-European *werḱ-, *werǵ-, *wrengÊ°- (“to twist, weave, tie together"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, bend"). Cognate with Scots wrang (“wrong"), Danish vrang (“wrong, crooked"), Swedish vrÃ¥ng (“perverse, distorted"), Icelandic rangur (“wrong"), Dutch wrang (“bitter, sour") and the name of the mythic Old Frisian city of Rungholt (“crooked wood"). More at wring.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English of Scandinavian origin wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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