wrong


wrong
wrong [rôŋ]
adj.
[ME, crooked, twisted, wrong < OE wrang < ON rangr, wrangr, wrong, twisted: for IE base see WRING]
1. not in accordance with justice, law, morality, etc.; unlawful, immoral, or improper
2. not in accordance with an established standard, previous arrangement, given intention, etc. [the wrong method, came on the wrong day]
3. not suitable or appropriate [the wrong thing to say]
4.
a) contrary to fact, reason, some set standard, etc.; incorrect; inaccurate; false
b) acting, judging, believing, etc. incorrectly; mistaken
5. unsatisfactory; in a bad state or condition
6. not functioning properly; out of order [something wrong with her eyes]
7. designating the side, surface, etc. that is not meant to be seen; designating the unfinished, inner, or under side [the wrong side of a fabric]
adv.
in a wrong manner, direction, etc.; so as to be wrong; incorrectly; amiss
n.
1. that which is not right, or not just, proper, correct, etc.; esp., an unjust or immoral act
2. Law a violation or invasion of a legal right; injurious act, as a tort
vt.
1. to treat badly or unjustly; do wrong to; injure
2. to think badly of without real justification
3. to malign; dishonor
4. to seduce (a woman)
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☆ get someone in wrong
Informal to bring someone into disfavor
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get someone (or something) wrong
Informal to fail to understand someone (or something) properly
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go wrong
1. to turn out badly
2. to change from good behavior to bad; go astray
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in the wrong
not on the side supported by truth, justice, etc.
wronger
n.
wrongly
adv.
wrongness
n.
SYN.- WRONG implies the inflicting of unmerited injury or harm upon another [he was wronged by false charges ]; OPPRESS implies a burdening with harsh, rigorous impositions or the cruel or unjust use of power [oppressed by heavy taxation ]; PERSECUTE suggests constant harassment or the relentless infliction of cruelty and suffering [the persecuted minorities of Nazi Germany ]; AGGRIEVE suggests the infliction of such wrongs or injuries as seem a just cause for complaint or resentment [aggrieved by her ill-treatment of him ]; ABUSE suggests improper or hurtful treatment, as by the use of insulting or coarse language [her much- abused husband ]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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