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Wrong meaning

wrong - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. not in accord with established usage or procedure; " the wrong medicine"; " the wrong way to shuck clams"
  2. 2. imp. of Wring. Wrung.
  3. 3. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
  7. 7. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
  8. 8. In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
  9. 9. That which is not right.
  10. 10. Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
  11. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.
  14. 14. Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; - the opposite of moral right.
  15. 15. Injustice: injury.
  16. 16. Not just or right; not correct; not fit.
  17. 17. To be unjust to; injure.

wrong - examples of usage

  1. There was no more to be said to him, but I knew he was wrong. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. What a wrong thought! - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. " Yes, Sir, that's the only thing that's wrong with me. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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