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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrongfullyadverb

    in an unjust or unfair manner

    "the employee claimed that she was wrongfully dismissed"; "people who were wrongfully imprisoned should be released"


  1. wrongfullyadverb

    In a wrongful manner; unjustly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wrongfullyadverb


    Etymology: from wrongful.

    Dorus, said Pamela, you blame your fortune very wrongfully, since the fault is not in fortune, but in you, that cannot frame yourself to your fortune; and as wrong fully do require Mopsa to so great a disparagement as to her father’s servant. Philip Sidney.

    This poor fellow,
    He had thought to murder wrongfully. William Shakespeare.

    Salius then, exclaiming loud,
    Urges his cause may in the court be heard,
    And pleads, the prize is wrongfully conferr’d. Dryden.

    I cry thee mercy, for suspecting a friar of the least goodnature; what, would you accuse him wrongfully. Dryden.

    He who suffers wrongfully in a man’s opinion, resolves to give him reason for his suspicion. Spectator, №. 170.


  1. wrongfully

    Wrongfully refers to an action or behavior that is unjust, illegal, or unauthorized. It implies an act that is morally, ethically, or legally incorrect, usually causing harm, loss or damage to another person or party.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrongfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrongfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of wrongfully in a Sentence

  1. Niecey Nash:

    I literally walked off that set and became an ambassador for the Innocence Project to help those who've been wrongfully convicted, i just had to serve somewhere.

  2. Cherelle Griner:

    So, what I believe that the Biden administration can do differently is to actually take the words and the rhetoric that they have and match them together, for example, an American that’s deemed wrongfully detained, to my understanding, from what the State Department is saying, America will negotiate their release. It’s not a maybe. It’s a will. They will negotiate for their release.

  3. David Cortman:

    This religious exclusion wrongfully sends a message that some children are less worthy of protection simply because they enjoy recreation on a playground owned by a church.

  4. Alex French:

    We feel fortunate that The Atlantic decided to work with us, and we are grateful that the piece has gone through The Atlantic's thoughtful editorial process, which included another rigorous fact-check and robust legal vetting, singer's response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used' homophobia' to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first.

  5. Greg Steube:

    We shouldn’t underscore the significance of this win for freedom and religious liberty – but the vast majority of our military personnel have already been coerced into receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or involuntarily separated, i’m disappointed the NDAA does not include language for a full reinstatement of these individuals into the military. I can assure you in the GOP majority, we’re going to do what’s right and make sure the DoD corrects military records, processes backpay, reinstates full benefits, and ensures a smooth reenlistment process for those servicemembers who want to re-enter after being wrongfully discharged.

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