Definitions for wrongrɔŋ, rɒŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wrongrɔŋ, rɒŋ(adj.)

  1. not in accordance with what is morally right or good:

    a wrong deed.

  2. deviating from truth or fact; erroneous:

    a wrong answer.

  3. not correct in action, judgment, opinion, etc., as a person; in error.

  4. not proper or usual; not in accordance with rules or practice.

  5. out of order; awry; amiss:

    Something is wrong with the machine.

  6. not suitable or appropriate:

    the wrong shoes with that dress.

  7. of or designating the side ordinarily kept inward or under:

    to wear a sweater wrong side out.

  8. (n.)something improper or not in accordance with morality, goodness, or truth; evil.

  9. an injustice.

  10. Law. an invasion of another's right, resulting in that person's suffering or damage. a tort.

    Category: Law, Sexuality

  11. (adv.)in a wrong manner; not rightly; awry; amiss.

  12. (v.t.)to do wrong to; treat unfairly or unjustly; harm.

  13. to impute evil to (someone) unjustly; malign.

Idioms for wrong:

  1. go wrong, to go amiss; fail. to pursue an immoral course; become depraved:

    Bad friends caused him to go wrong.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in the wrong, to blame; in error:

    to be in the wrong without admitting it.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of wrong:

bef. 1100; ME wrong, wrang, late OE wrang < Scand; cf. Dan vrang wrong, ON rangr awry; akin to wring


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrong, wrongfulness(noun)

    that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law

    "he feels that you are in the wrong"

  2. wrong, legal injury, damage(adj)

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

  3. incorrect, wrong(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"

  4. wrong(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"

  5. improper, wrong(adj)

    not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

    "said all the wrong things"

  6. amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)(adj)

    not functioning properly

    "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

  7. wrong(adj)

    based on or acting or judging in error

    "it is wrong to think that way"

  8. wrong, incorrect(adj)

    not in accord with established usage or procedure

    "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"; "it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts"

  9. wrong(adj)

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

    "socks worn wrong side out"

  10. ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong(adj)

    badly timed

    "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"

  11. faulty, incorrect, wrong(verb)

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

    "he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"

  12. wrong(adverb)

    treat unjustly; do wrong to

  13. incorrectly, wrongly, wrong(adverb)

    in an inaccurate manner

    "he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly"; "she guessed wrong"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wrong(adjective)ɔŋ, rɒŋ

    not correct

    the wrong answer; We took a wrong turn.

  2. wrongɔŋ, rɒŋ

    not right, appropriate, or working correctly

    What's wrong Kay? You look terrible.; the wrong cartridge for my printer; I think there's something wrong with this camera.; It's the wrong school for a shy kid like him.

  3. wrongɔŋ, rɒŋ

    not morally acceptable

    It was wrong of him to take the money.; He thinks there's nothing wrong with swimming naked.

  4. wrongɔŋ, rɒŋ

    to start a relationship badly

    We just got off on the wrong foot.

  5. wrong(adverb)ɔŋ, rɒŋ

    in an incorrect way

    It's a word everyone pronounces wrong.; I got two answers wrong.; Uh-oh, I think we did it wrong.

  6. wrongɔŋ, rɒŋ

    to fail or stop working

    Something went wrong and the machine stopped.

  7. wrong(noun)ɔŋ, rɒŋ

    morally unacceptable behavior

    the difference between right and wrong

  8. wrongɔŋ, rɒŋ

    being the person who did sth wrong

    She refused to admit that she was in the wrong.


  1. wrong(Noun)

    Something that is immoral or not good.

    Injustice is a heinous wrong.

  2. wrong(Noun)

    An instance of wronging someone (sometimes with possessive to indicate the victim).

    Can she excuse my wrongs with Virtue's cloak? Shall I call her good when she proves unkind? --John Dowland

  3. wrong(Noun)

    The incorrect or unjust position or opinion.

  4. wrong(Noun)

    The opposite of right; the concept of badness.

  5. wrong(Verb)

    To treat unjustly; to injure or harm.

  6. wrong(Verb)

    To deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice.

  7. wrong(Verb)

    To slander; to impute evil to unjustly.

  8. wrong(Adverb)

    In a way that isn't right; done incorrectly; wrongly.

    I spelled several names wrong in my address book.

  9. wrong(Adjective)

    Incorrect or untrue.

    Some of your answers were correct, and some were wrong.

  10. wrong(Adjective)

    Asserting something incorrect or untrue.

    You're wrong: he's not Superman at all.

  11. wrong(Adjective)

    Immoral, not good, bad.

    It is wrong to lie.

  12. wrong(Adjective)

    Improper; unfit; unsuitable.

    A bikini is the wrong thing to wear on a cold day.

  13. wrong(Adjective)

    Not working; out of order.

    Something is wrong with my cellphone.

  14. wrong(Adjective)

    Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth

  15. Origin: From wrong, from wrang, of origin, from rangr, *, from wrangaz, from werḱ-, from . Cognate with wrang, vrang, vrång, rangur, wrang and the name of the mythic city of Rungholt. More at wring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrong

    imp. of Wring. Wrung

  2. Wrong(adj)

    twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose

  3. Wrong(adj)

    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

  4. Wrong(adj)

    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

  5. Wrong(adj)

    not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement

  6. Wrong(adj)

    designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth

  7. Wrong(adverb)

    in a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly

  8. Wrong(adj)

    that which is not right

  9. Wrong(adj)

    nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral right

  10. Wrong(adj)

    deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong

  11. Wrong(adj)

    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

  12. Wrong(verb)

    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

  13. Wrong(verb)

    to impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me


  1. Wrong

    A wrong is a concept in law, ethics and epistemology. In a colloquial sense, wrongness usually refers to a state of incorrectness, inaccuracy, error, or miscalculation in any number of contexts.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wrong' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #766

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wrong' in Written Corpus Frequency: #356

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wrong' in Adjectives Frequency: #76

Anagrams of wrong

  1. grown

Translations for wrong

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having an error or mistake(s); incorrect

The child gave the wrong answer; We went in the wrong direction.

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