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Definitions of wrong

  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To do evil to; to harm; as, the untrue statements wrong the man. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To do wrong to: to deprive of some right: to injure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To be unjust to; injure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To injure; oppress; misrepresent; defraud. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. treat unjustly; do wrong to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To injure; to treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from; to do injustice to by imputation; to impute evil unjustly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To injure; to treat with injustice; to impute evil unjustly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. That which is not right; an evil or injury. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Whatever is not right or just: any injury done to another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Injustice: injury. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An injury; mischief; crime; error. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. What is wrung or turned aside from the right or straight way to the desired end; error; injury; injustice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. In a manner not right. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Not rightly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroncously. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Not rightly; amiss. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "the telephone is out of order"; "what's the matter with your vacuum cleaner?"; "something is wrong with the engine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; "socks worn wrong side out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. imp. of Wring. Wrung. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. That which is not right. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; - the opposite of moral right. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Amiss; out of order; as, at the wrong time; not morally right; false; unjust; not lawful; not according to truth or fact; as, his statement was wrong; not fit or suitable; not according to intention or purpose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Not according to rule or right: not fit or suitable: incorrect: not right or true. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Not just or right; not correct; not fit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Violating right or justice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Erroneous; improper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Not physically right; not fit or suitable; not appropriate for use; not morally right; deviating from rectitude; not just or equitable; not legal; not according to truth; erroneous; in error. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. Turned aside from a straight line; not right; unfit; unsuitable; not according to truth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for wrong

  1. He will not let you go wrong – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  2. " Perhaps I was wrong she said. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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