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  Definition of wrong
  1. a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
  2. that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"
  3. treat unjustly; do wrong to
  4. not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable attire for the office"; "said all the wrong things"
  5. 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"
  6. based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way"
  7. badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
  8. used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; "socks worn wrong side out"
  9. not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable; "incorrect behavior"; "she was seen in all the wrong places"; "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"
  10. not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"
  11. 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"
  12. not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"; "the facts as reported were wrong"
  13. in an incorrect manner; "she guessed wrong"
Similar Words: legal injury, damage, wrongfulness, unsuitable, improper, incorrect, ill-timed(a), ill timed(p), unseasonable, untimely, inappropriate, untrue, incorrectly, wrongly

 

See Also: false, improper, inaccurate, evil, wicked, unethical, unjust

 

Hyponyms: aggrieve, sandbag, victimize, victimise

 

Pertainyms: incorrect

 

Attributes: correctness, rightness

 

Derivational Morphology: wrongfulness, legal injury, damage

 

Anagrams: grown

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: خَطَأ   Dutch: fout and slecht  
Finnish: väärä   French: faux and immoral and impropre  
German: falsch and schlecht   Icelandic: ranglátur and rangur  
Indonesian: salah   Interlingua: illicite and improprie and incorrecte  
Japanese: 間違い and   Lithuanian: nemoralus and nepadorus and neteisingas  
Norwegian: galt   Portuguese: errado  
Spanish: incorrecto and malo   Swedish: fel  
Telugu: తప్పు and తప్పుడు and సరికాని   Turkish: kötü and uygunsuz and yanlış  
 
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