Definition of Wrong in English :

Define Wrong in English

Wrong meaning in English

Meaning of Wrong in English

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see synonyms of wrong


1. wrong, wrongfulness

that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law

Example Sentences:
'he feels that you are in the wrong'

2. damage, legal injury, wrong

any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right


3. wrong

treat unjustly; do wrong to


4. incorrect, wrong

not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

Example Sentences:
'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'

5. wrong

contrary to conscience or morality or law

Example Sentences:
'it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor'
'cheating is wrong'
'it is wrong to lie'

6. improper, wrong

not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

Example Sentences:
'said all the wrong things'

7. amiss, awry, haywire, wrong

not functioning properly

Example Sentences:
'something is amiss'
'has gone completely haywire'
'something is wrong with the engine'

8. wrong

based on or acting or judging in error

Example Sentences:
'it is wrong to think that way'

9. incorrect, wrong

not in accord with established usage or procedure

Example Sentences:
'the wrong medicine'
'the wrong way to shuck clams'
'it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts'

10. wrong

used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward

Example Sentences:
'socks worn wrong side out'

11. ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong

badly timed

Example Sentences:
'an ill-timed intervention'
'you think my intrusion unseasonable'
'an untimely remark'
'it was the wrong moment for a joke'

12. faulty, incorrect, wrong

characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

Example Sentences:
'he submitted a faulty report'
'an incorrect transcription'
'the wrong side of the road'


13. incorrectly, wrong, wrongly

in an inaccurate manner

Example Sentences:
'he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly'
'she guessed wrong'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of wrong
not correct or truthful
the wrong answer
acting or judging in error
you are wrong to think that
3. (postpositive)
immoral; bad
it is wrong to cheat
deviating from or unacceptable to correct or conventional laws, usage, etc
not intended or wanted
the wrong road
6. (postpositive)
not working properly; amiss
something is wrong with the engine
7. US
(of a side, esp of a fabric) intended to face the inside so as not to be seen
8.  get on the wrong side of
9.  go down the wrong way
in the wrong direction or manner
11.  go wrong
12.  get wrong
a bad, immoral, or unjust thing or action
14. law
an infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or tort
a private wrong
a violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crown
a public wrong
15.  in the wrong
verb (transitive)
to treat unjustly
to discredit, malign, or misrepresent
to seduce or violate

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of wrong
in a wrong manner, direction, etc.; so as to be wrong; incorrectly; amiss
that which is not right, or not just, proper, correct, etc.; esp., an unjust or immoral act
10.  Law
a violation or invasion of a legal right; injurious act, as a tort
verb transitive
to treat badly or unjustly; do wrong to; injure
to think badly of without real justification
to malign; dishonor
to seduce (a woman)
not in accordance with justice, law, morality, etc.; unlawful, immoral, or improper
not in accordance with an established standard, previous arrangement, given intention, etc.
the wrong method, came on the wrong day
not suitable or appropriate
the wrong thing to say
contrary to fact, reason, some set standard, etc.; incorrect; inaccurate; false
acting, judging, believing, etc. incorrectly; mistaken
unsatisfactory; in a bad state or condition
not functioning properly; out of order
something wrong with her eyes
designating the side, surface, etc. that is not meant to be seen; designating the unfinished, inner, or under side
the wrong side of a fabric

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of wrong
1. Not in conformity with fact or truth; incorrect or erroneous: a wrong answer.
a. Contrary to conscience, morality, or law: Stealing is wrong.
b. Unfair; unjust: The kids felt it was wrong when some got to go on the field trip but not others.
3. Not required, intended, or wanted: took a wrong turn.
4. Not fitting or suitable; inappropriate or improper: said the wrong thing.
5. Not in accord with established usage, method, or procedure: the wrong way to shuck clams.
6. Not functioning properly; amiss: What is wrong with the TV?
7. Designating the side, as of a garment, that is less finished and not intended to show: socks worn wrong side out.
1. In a wrong manner; mistakenly or erroneously: answered wrong.
2. In a wrong course or direction: turned wrong at the crossroads.
3. Immorally or unjustly: She acted wrong in lying.
a. An unjust, injurious, or immoral act: felt that he had been done a wrong.
b. That which is unjust, immoral, or improper: doesn't seem to know right from wrong.
c. The condition of being in error or at fault: I hate being in the wrong.
a. An invasion or a violation of another's legal rights.
b. Law A tort.
tr.v. wronged, wrong·ing, wrongs
1. To treat (someone) unjustly or injuriously.
2. To discredit unjustly; malign: "those whom he had wronged with his bitter pen" (Evan I. Schwartz).

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