Definition of "wrong" []

  • Not in conformity with fact or truth; incorrect or erroneous. (adjective)
  • Contrary to conscience, morality, or law; immoral or wicked. (adjective)
  • Unfair; unjust. (adjective)
  • Not required, intended, or wanted: took a wrong turn. (adjective)
  • Not fitting or suitable; inappropriate or improper: said the wrong thing. (adjective)
  • Not correct or truthful (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Acting or judging in error (adjective)
  • Immoral; bad (adjective)
  • Deviating from or unacceptable to correct or conventional laws, usage, etc (adjective)
  • Not intended or wanted (adjective)
  • Not working properly; amiss (adjective)
  • (of a side, esp of a fabric) intended to face the inside so as not to be seen (adjective)
  • In the wrong direction or manner (adverb)
  • A bad, immoral, or unjust thing or action (noun)
  • An infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or tort (noun)
  • A violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crown (noun)
  • To treat unjustly (verb)
  • To discredit, malign, or misrepresent (verb)
  • To seduce or violate (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "wrong" in a sentence
  • "American Nightmare: Gonzales 'wrong and illegal and unethical' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'American Nightmare: Gonzales \'wrong and illegal and unethical\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: "What I\'ve experienced in the last six months is the ugly side of the American dream.""
  • "Government in doing good, provided we can do so without at the same time aiding it in the wrong it perpetrates, this must mean, of course, that it is right to aid and obey a Government _in doing wrong_, if we think that, on the whole, the Government effects more good than harm."
  • "It is wrong, _dead wrong_, to start, or carry along, on the opposite track, and try to persuade men to do the right thing, by dwelling on the awful consequence of doing the wrong thing."