Definitions for: Wrong


[n] a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
[n] that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"
[adv] in an incorrect manner; "she guessed wrong"
[adj] not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable attire for the office"; "said all the wrong things"
[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"
[adj] based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way"
[adj] badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
[adj] used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; "socks worn wrong side out"
[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"
[adj] not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"
[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"
[adj] not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"; "the facts as reported were wrong"
[v] treat unjustly; do wrong to



Webster (1913) Definition: Wrong, obs.
imp. of Wring. Wrung. --Chaucer.


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.
19).

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.


Wrong, adv.
In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill;
erroneously; wrongly.

Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss. --Pope.


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
right.

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.
18.

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.


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.
--Shak.

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

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