What does wrongdoing mean?

Definitions for wrongdoing
ˈrɔŋˌdu ɪŋ, -ˈdu-, ˈrɒŋ-wrong·do·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. error, wrongdoingnoun

    departure from what is ethically acceptable

  2. wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusnoun

    activity that transgresses moral or civil law

    "he denied any wrongdoing"


  1. wrongdoingnoun

    Violation of standards of behavior.

  2. wrongdoingnoun

    An instance of doing wrong.


  1. Wrongdoing

    A wrong (from Old English wrang – 'crooked') is an act that is illegal or immoral. Legal wrongs are usually quite clearly defined in the law of a state and/or jurisdiction. They can be divided into civil wrongs and crimes (or criminal offenses) in common law countries, while civil law countries tend to have some additional categories, such as contraventions. Moral wrong is an underlying concept for legal wrong. Some moral wrongs are punishable by law, for example, rape or murder. Other moral wrongs have nothing to do with law, but are related to unethical behaviours. On the other hand, some legal wrongs, such as many types of parking offences, could hardly be classified as moral wrongs.


  1. wrongdoing

    Wrongdoing is any action, behavior or conduct which is illegal, unethical, immoral, or unjust. It typically refers to the violation of a law, rule, regulation, policy or established standard, which causes harm or negative consequences to others or society. This can include a range of acts such as stealing, lying, cheating, violence, discrimination, corruption, or negligence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrongdoingnoun

    evil or wicked behavior or action

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrongdoing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrongdoing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of wrongdoing in a Sentence

  1. Josh Hawley:

    The House Investigative Committee's Report contains shocking, substantial, and corroborated evidence of wrongdoing by Governor Governor Greitens, the conduct the report details is certainly impeachable, in my judgment, and Missouri House is well within Missouri House rights to proceed on that front. But the people of Missouri should not be put through that ordeal. Governor Greitens should resign immediately.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    Amnesty is the forgiveness of wrongdoing without consequences, there will be consequences for violating the law.

  3. The ChiNext:

    The probability of extreme wrongdoing (in state-owned firms) is lower as well, compared with Shenzhen.

  4. Miranda Brown:

    I believe this is a result of reporting wrongdoing.

  5. Eric Ferrero:

    As the dust settles and the truth comes out, it's become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and we're glad they're being held accountable.

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