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Meaning of WRONG

Pronunciation:  rong

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  1. [n]  a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
  2. [n]  that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"
  3. [adv]  in an incorrect manner; "she guessed wrong"
  4. [adj]  not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable attire for the office"; "said all the wrong things"
  5. [adj]  not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions"
  6. [adj]  based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way"
  7. [adj]  badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
  8. [adj]  used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; "socks worn wrong side out"
  9. [adj]  not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable; "incorrect behavior"; "she was seen in all the wrong places"; "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"
  10. [adj]  not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"
  11. [adj]  contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"
  12. [adj]  not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"; "the facts as reported were wrong"
  13. [v]  treat unjustly; do wrong to

WRONG is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: base, condemnable, criminal, damage, deplorable, dishonorable, dishonourable, erroneous, fallacious, false, ill timed(p), ill-timed(a), immoral, improper, inaccurate, inappropriate, incorrect, incorrectly, inopportune, inside, legal injury, misguided, mistaken, reprehensible, unethical, unseasonable, unsuitable, untimely, untrue, wrongfulness, wrongheaded, wrongly
 Antonyms: aright, compensate, correct, correct, correctly, redress, right, right, right, right, rightfulness
 See Also: actus reus, aggrieve, do by, evil, handle, injustice, misconduct, sandbag, treat, unjust, unjustness, victimise, victimize, wicked, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wrong\, obs.
    imp. of {Wring}. Wrung. --Chaucer.
  2. \Wrong\ (?; 115), a. [OE. wrong, wrang, a. & n., AS.
    wrang, n.; originally, awry, wrung, fr. wringan to wring;
    akin to D. wrang bitter, Dan. vrang wrong, Sw. vr[*a]ng,
    Icel. rangr awry, wrong. See {Wring}.]
    1. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose. [Obs.] --Wyclif (Lev. xxi.
    2. Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine
       or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not
       morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just
       or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice;
       wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.
    3. Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate
       for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable;
       improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end
       uppermost; to take the wrong way.
             I have deceived you both; I have directed you to
             wrong places.                         --Shak.
    4. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent;
       not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
    5. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side
       of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
    Syn: Injurious; unjust; faulty; detrimental; incorrect;
         erroneous; unfit; unsuitable.
  3. \Wrong\, adv.
    In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill;
    erroneously; wrongly.
          Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss. --Pope.
  4. \Wrong\, n. [AS. wrang. See {Wrong}, a.]
    That which is not right. Specifically:
    (a) Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine
        or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral
              When I had wrong and she the right.  --Chaucer.
              One spake much of right and wrong.   --Milton.
    (b) Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of
        falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
    (c) Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; usually, an act
        that involves evil consequences, as one which inflicts
        injury on a person; any injury done to, or received from;
        another; a trespass; a violation of right.
              Friend, I do thee no wrong.          --Matt. xx.
              As the king of England can do no wrong, so neither
              can he do right but in his courts and by his
              courts.                              --Milton.
              The obligation to redress a wrong is at least as
              binding as that of paying a debt.    --E. Evereth.
    Note: Wrongs, legally, are private or public. Private wrongs
          are civil injuries, immediately affecting individuals;
          public wrongs are crimes and misdemeanors which affect
          the community. --Blackstone.
  5. \Wrong\ (?; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wronged}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Wronging}.]
    1. To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to
       withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm
       to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.
             He that sinneth . . . wrongeth his own soul. --Prov.
                                                   viii. 36.
    2. To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable
       of a base act, you wrong me.
             I rather choose To wrong the dead, to wrong myself
             and you, Than I will wrong such honorable men.