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Definitions of wrong

  1. 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"
  2. a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
  3. badly timed; " an ill- timed intervention"; " you think my intrusion unseasonable"; " an untimely remark"; " it was the wrong moment for a joke"
  4. not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; " unsuitable attire for the office"; " said all the wrong things"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. in an incorrect manner; " she guessed wrong"
  8. not according with the facts; " unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"; " the facts as reported were wrong"
  9. treat unjustly; do wrong to
  10. that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; " he feels that you are in the wrong"
  11. based on or acting or judging in error; " it is wrong to think that way"
  12. used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; " socks worn wrong side out"
  13. 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"
  14. not functioning properly; " something is amiss"; " has gone completely haywire"; " something is wrong with the engine"
  15. not in accord with established usage or procedure; " the wrong medicine"; " the wrong way to shuck clams"
  16. Wrongly.
  17. imp. of Wring. Wrung.
  18. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
  22. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
  23. In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
  24. That which is not right.
  25. Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.
  29. Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; - the opposite of moral right.
  30. 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.
  31. In a manner not right.
  32. That which is not right; an evil or injury.
  33. To do evil to; to harm; as, the untrue statements wrong the man.
  34. Not according to rule or right: not fit or suitable: incorrect: not right or true.
  35. Whatever is not right or just: any injury done to another.
  36. Not rightly.
  37. To do wrong to: to deprive of some right: to injure.
  38. Injustice: injury.
  39. Not just or right; not correct; not fit.
  40. To be unjust to; injure.
  41. To injure; oppress; misrepresent; defraud.
  42. Violating right or justice.
  43. Erroneous; improper.
  44. An injury; mischief; crime; error.
  45. 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.
  46. Not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroncously.
  47. Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; any injury done to another; a trespass; a violation of right. Wrongs are public or private. Private wrongs, as defined by Blackstone, civil injuries immediately affecting individuals; public wrongs are crimes and misdemeanours which affect the community. In the wrong, in a wrong position; in error.
  48. 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.
  49. What is wrung or turned aside from the right or straight way to the desired end; error; injury; injustice.
  50. Turned aside from a straight line; not right; unfit; unsuitable; not according to truth.
  51. Not rightly; amiss.
  52. To injure; to treat with injustice; to impute evil unjustly.
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Antonyms for wrong

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Quotes of wrong

  1. The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless. – Robert Casey
  2. I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities. – Placido Domingo
  3. A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant. – Manfred Eigen
  4. If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong -doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother. – Epictetus
  5. Well, you know, I- again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government's priorities. The federal government's top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong They need to be held to account. – Carly Fiorina
  6. My page is junk, because I hate putting anything to do with me on the site, it just feels wrong – Colin Greenwood
  7. While trying to protect the republic, the conspirators in Julius Caesar enable Mark Antony to triumph. In Rose Rage, the more Henry VI tries to fix things, the more they go wrong – Edward Hall
  8. If I don't tell it all now, the story in the history books will always be imperfect and that would be wrong – Christine Keeler
  9. A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table- There's nothing wrong with them, but it's hard to stop thinking about it. – Garrison Keillor
  10. Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain. – John Stuart Mill
  11. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong but we take leap after leap in the dark. – Agnes de Mille
  12. The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society. – Michael Pollan
  13. The destruction of civilian hamlets, the killing and the wounding of civilians, became vastly greater than it had been before, and it was very upsetting; but I still couldn't bring myself to understand that the policy itself was wrong – Neil Sheehan
  14. It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty! – Anne Sullivan
  15. I've never heard of anybody smoking a joint and going on a rampage. It makes you lie around on the floor and look at the ceiling. What's wrong with that? – Billy Bob Thornton

Usage examples for wrong

  1. Believe me, you have done no wrong – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  2. " Well, this way we won't take the wrong road again," said Tom. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  3. Wrong again; it's the Governmint's! – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  4. For Ditmar, a Chippering could do no wrong – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. But she was wrong – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  6. But Ted did, and this was another wrong thing. – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  7. " Perhaps I was wrong she said. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. Why did I go wrong – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  9. He will not let you go wrong – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  10. You were wrong in what you did. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  11. She could think no wrong – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  12. Villon, you are quite wrong – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  13. You are the last one I would wrong – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood
  14. I couldn't know that you would take the wrong turn, could I? – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  15. She would not, she could not believe anything wrong of Mark. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  16. She could not say what was wrong but something was wrong – Undertow by Kathleen Norris
  17. Because after- after things went wrong I could not take his money. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  18. That must be wrong – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. What was wrong with me? – Where No Fear Was A Book About Fear by Arthur Christopher Benson
  20. Then you wrong me. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

Rhymes for wrong

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