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.

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