that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
"he feels that you are in the wrong"
wrong, legal injury, damage(adj)
any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
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"
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"
not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
"said all the wrong things"
amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)(adj)
not functioning properly
"something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
based on or acting or judging in error
"it is wrong to think that way"
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"
used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward
"socks worn wrong side out"
ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong(adj)
"an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
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"
treat unjustly; do wrong to
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"
Something that is immoral or not good.
Injustice is a heinous wrong.
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
The incorrect or unjust position or opinion.
The opposite of right; the concept of badness.
To treat unjustly; to injure or harm.
To deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice.
To slander; to impute evil to unjustly.
In a way that isn't right; done incorrectly; wrongly.
I spelled several names wrong in my address book.
Incorrect or untrue.
Some of your answers were correct, and some were wrong.
Asserting something incorrect or untrue.
You're wrong: he's not Superman at all.
Immoral, not good, bad.
It is wrong to lie.
Improper; unfit; unsuitable.
A bikini is the wrong thing to wear on a cold day.
Not working; out of order.
Something is wrong with my cellphone.
Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth
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.
imp. of Wring. Wrung
twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose
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
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
not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement
designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth
in a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly
that which is not right
nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral right
deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong
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
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
to impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me
Origin: [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.]
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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'wrong' in Written Corpus Frequency: #356
Rank popularity for the word 'wrong' in Adjectives Frequency: #76
The numerical value of wrong in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of wrong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- nesprávný, špatný, chybný, špatně, křivditCzech
- unrecht, verkehrt, ungerecht, schlecht, falsch, unfairGerman
- ακατάλληλος, λάθος, πλανώμαι, εσφαλμένος, στραβός, απατώμαι, κάνω λάθος, ανάποδος, λανθασμένος, στραβά, αδίκημα, αδικώ, κακό, κρίμα, βλάπτωGreek
- incorrecto, falso, equivocado, malo, crimenSpanish
- 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
- 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
- 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
- kriv, pogrješan, neispravanSerbo-Croatian
- fel, inkorrekt, felaktigSwedish
- సరికాని, తప్పు, తప్పుడుTelugu
- yanlış, yersiz, uygunsuz, hatalı, bozuk, ahlaksız, kötüTurkish
- không tốt, không đúng, xấu, saiVietnamese
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