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wrong - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wrong

Definition
(noun) that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
Synonyms : wrongfulness
Example Sentence
  • he feels that you are in the wrong

Definition
(noun) any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
Synonyms : damage , legal injury

Definition
(verb) treat unjustly; do wrong to
Definition
(adj) not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
Synonyms : incorrect
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) contrary to conscience or morality or law
Example Sentence
  • it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor
  • cheating is wrong
  • it is wrong to lie

Definition
(adj) not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
Synonyms : improper
Example Sentence
  • said all the wrong things

Definition
(adj) not functioning properly
Synonyms : amiss , awry , haywire
Example Sentence
  • something is amiss
  • has gone completely haywire
  • something is wrong with the engine

Definition
(adj) based on or acting or judging in error
Example Sentence
  • it is wrong to think that way

Definition
(adj) not in accord with established usage or procedure
Synonyms : incorrect
Example Sentence
  • the wrong medicine
  • the wrong way to shuck clams
  • it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts

Definition
(adj) used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward
Example Sentence
  • socks worn wrong side out

Definition
(adj) badly timed
Example Sentence
  • an ill-timed intervention
  • you think my intrusion unseasonable
  • an untimely remark
  • it was the wrong moment for a joke

Definition
(adj) characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules
Synonyms : faulty , incorrect
Example Sentence
  • he submitted a faulty report
  • an incorrect transcription
  • the wrong side of the road

Definition
(adv) in an inaccurate manner
Synonyms : incorrectly , wrongly
Example Sentence
  • he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly
  • she guessed wrong

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