What does Wrong mean?

Definitions for Wrong
rɔŋ, rɒŋWrong

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Wrong.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. wrong(Noun)

    Something that is immoral or not good.

    Injustice is a heinous wrong.

    Etymology: 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.

  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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. wrong(Noun)

    The incorrect or unjust position or opinion.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. wrong(Noun)

    The opposite of right; the concept of badness.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. wrong(Verb)

    To treat unjustly; to injure or harm.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. wrong(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  7. wrong(Verb)

    To slander; to impute evil to unjustly.

    Etymology: 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.

  8. wrong(Adverb)

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

    I spelled several names wrong in my address book.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. wrong(Adjective)

    Incorrect or untrue.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  10. wrong(Adjective)

    Asserting something incorrect or untrue.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  11. wrong(Adjective)

    Immoral, not good, bad.

    It is wrong to lie.

    Etymology: 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.

  12. wrong(Adjective)

    Improper; unfit; unsuitable.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  13. wrong(Adjective)

    Not working; out of order.

    Something is wrong with my cellphone.

    Etymology: 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.

  14. wrong(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  2. Wrong(adj)

    twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  5. Wrong(adj)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  6. Wrong(adj)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  7. Wrong(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  8. Wrong(adj)

    that which is not right

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  9. Wrong(adj)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  10. Wrong(adj)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

  13. Wrong(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrong

    rong, adj. not according to rule or right, deviating from what is correct or suitable: perverse: not fit or suitable: incorrect: not right or true.—n. whatever is not right or just: any injury done to another: an erroneous view.—adv. not rightly.—v.t. to do wrong to: to deprive of some right: to injure.—ns. Wrong′-do′er, one who does wrong: one who injures another; Wrong′-do′ing, evil or wicked action or conduct; Wrong′er, one who wrongs.—adj. Wrong′ful, wrong: unjust: injurious.—adv. Wrong′fully.—n. Wrong′fulness.—adj. Wrong′-head′ed, obstinately and perversely stubborn.—adv. Wrong′-head′edly.—n. Wrong′-head′edness.—adv. Wrong′ly, in a wrong manner.—adj. Wrong′-mind′ed, having erroneous views.—n. Wrong′ness.—adj. Wrong′ous, unjust, illegal.—adv. Wrong′ously.—adj. Wrong′-timed, inopportune.—Go wrong, to fail to work properly: to stray from virtue; Have wrong, to be wrong: to suffer injustice; In the wrong, holding an erroneous view or unjust position; Private wrong, a violation of the civil or personal rights of an individual in his private capacity; Put in the wrong, to cause to appear in error. [A.S. wrang, a wrong; most prob. Scand., Ice. rangr, unjust, Dan. vrang, wrong. Skeat explains A.S. wrang as from wrang, pa.t. of wringan, to wring, like Fr. tort, from L. tortus, twisted.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. wrong

    To guard against injustice and oppression in the army, the Articles of War (see Appendix, Articles of War) clearly point out the mode of redress to every individual in the service, who considers himself wronged by his superiors.

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

How to pronounce Wrong?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Wrong in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wrong in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wrong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Wrong in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    There is something profoundly wrong, when African-American men are still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes and sentenced to longer prison terms than are meted out to their white counterparts.

  2. Trey Gowdy:

    The potential consequences of us getting it wrong are maybe cataclysmic, we have to be right every time.

  3. Jordan Spieth:

    It was 75 percent you have to do The American world number two yourself ; and then 25 percent relying on my team, family, friends, and then mentors, messages I get from mentors, pretty much saying,' Hey, you've been in contention six out of the last eight majors, won a couple of them. Something like that, the wrong miss at the wrong time, is bound to happen at some point.' .

  4. Douglas Adams:

    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

  5. Palo Conteh:

    Save The Children, they do not have the expertise, that is something we must all accept, hands up, and say the Brits got it wrong with Kerry Town, handing over that facility to Save The Children who have never run an Ebola facility.

Images & Illustrations of Wrong

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Translations for Wrong

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  • خَطَأArabic
  • яңылышBashkir
  • няправільныBelarusian
  • грешенBulgarian
  • nesprávný, špatný, chybný, špatně, křivditCzech
  • forkertDanish
  • unrecht, verkehrt, ungerecht, schlecht, falsch, unfairGerman
  • ακατάλληλος, λάθος, πλανώμαι, εσφαλμένος, στραβός, απατώμαι, κάνω λάθος, ανάποδος, λανθασμένος, στραβά, αδίκημα, αδικώ, κακό, κρίμα, βλάπτωGreek
  • malĝustaEsperanto
  • incorrecto, falso, equivocado, malo, crimenSpanish
  • غلطPersian
  • väärä, sopimaton, huono, vika, nurja, tehdä vääryyttä, vääryys, tehdä väärin, väärin, väärinteko, virheFinnish
  • impropre, immoral, mauvais, mal, tort, faux, incorrect, crime, nuire, léserFrench
  • ceàrr, eucoir, coireScottish Gaelic
  • לא נכוןHebrew
  • अशुद्ध, ग़लत, गलतHindi
  • rosszHungarian
  • վատ, սխալArmenian
  • illicite, improprie, immoral, erronee, a torto, mal, incorrecte, erroneemente, incorrectementeInterlingua
  • keliru, salahIndonesian
  • vera að, ósiðlegur, ósiðsamur, rangur, hafa á röngu að standa, óréttur, siðferðilega rangur, ranglátur, hafa rangt fyrir sér, kolvitlaust, beita ranglæti, rangt, gera rangt til, vitlaustIcelandic
  • erroneo, sbagliato, scorretto, errato, tortoItalian
  • よくない, 具合が悪くて, 悪い, 故障で, 不適当な, 不適切な, 調子が狂って, 違う, 間違う, 誤る, 間違いましたJapanese
  • ತಪ್ಪುKannada
  • 잘못된Korean
  • malumLatin
  • neprideramas, nedorovingas, amoralus, nesąžiningas, nepadorus, nedoras, nemoralus, blogas, sugedęs, neteisingas, nedirbantis, neveikiantis, netinkamas, nekorektiškas, klaidingasLithuanian
  • fout, verkeerd, mis, slecht, onjuist, onrecht doen, aandoen, misstand, wantoestand, foutief, kwaad, onbillijk beoordelen, onrechtmatige daad, verkeerde, benadelen, onrechtDutch
  • gal, uriktig, feil, galt, vrangNorwegian
  • niewłaściwy, mylny, błędny, źlePolish
  • impróprio, inadequado, errado, imoral, equivocado, incorreto, avesso, injustiçar, incorretamente, injúria, erroneamente, maltratar, erradamente, mal, erroPortuguese
  • incorect, greșitRomanian
  • неправый, неверный, ошибочный, неправильный, неправильно, не такRussian
  • त्रुटिपूर्णSanskrit
  • kriv, pogrješan, neispravanSerbo-Croatian
  • narobeSlovene
  • fel, inkorrekt, felaktigSwedish
  • సరికాని, తప్పు, తప్పుడుTelugu
  • ผิดThai
  • yanlış, yersiz, uygunsuz, hatalı, bozuk, ahlaksız, kötüTurkish
  • неправильнийUkrainian
  • غلطUrdu
  • không tốt, không đúng, xấu, saiVietnamese
  • neverätikVolapük

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