Something that is immoral or not good.
Injustice is a heinous wrong.
An instance of wronging someone (sometimes with possessive to indicate the victim).
Can she excuse my wrongs with Virtue's cloak? Shall I call her good when she proves unkind? --John Dowland
Immoral, not good, bad.
It is wrong to lie.
The opposite of right; the concept of badness.
A bikini is the wrong thing to wear on a cold day.
Not working; out of order.
Something is wrong with my cellphone.
Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.
abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
"he feels that you are in the wrong"
right, rightfulness, precise, correct, proper, ethical, functioning, straight, word-perfect, accurate, appropriate, letter-perfect, opportune, honourable, honorable, outside, right-minded, exact, redress, compensate
wrong, legal injury, damageadjective
any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
rightfulness, right, outside, honorable, functioning, letter-perfect, right-minded, honourable, accurate, opportune, proper, word-perfect, exact, correct, straight, appropriate, ethical, precise, compensate, redress
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"
right, rightfulness, letter-perfect, opportune, proper, appropriate, outside, right-minded, exact, honorable, word-perfect, correct, straight, accurate, ethical, functioning, precise, honourable, redress, compensate
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"
rightfulness, right, functioning, appropriate, correct, word-perfect, honorable, accurate, opportune, honourable, letter-perfect, straight, exact, ethical, outside, precise, proper, right-minded, redress, compensate
not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
"said all the wrong things"
right, rightfulness, functioning, accurate, honourable, precise, correct, letter-perfect, right-minded, proper, outside, straight, exact, word-perfect, ethical, honorable, appropriate, opportune, redress, compensate
amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)adjective
not functioning properly
"something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
right, rightfulness, accurate, appropriate, precise, proper, word-perfect, straight, letter-perfect, correct, honourable, outside, opportune, right-minded, exact, ethical, honorable, functioning, redress, compensate
based on or acting or judging in error
"it is wrong to think that way"
rightfulness, right, accurate, correct, opportune, letter-perfect, appropriate, exact, ethical, straight, honourable, outside, precise, proper, functioning, word-perfect, right-minded, honorable, compensate, redress
not in accord with established usage or procedure
"the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"; "it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts"
rightfulness, right, accurate, precise, correct, proper, opportune, letter-perfect, honorable, word-perfect, ethical, appropriate, straight, functioning, honourable, exact, outside, right-minded, compensate, redress
used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward
"socks worn wrong side out"
right, rightfulness, functioning, proper, outside, correct, honorable, opportune, accurate, appropriate, exact, precise, letter-perfect, word-perfect, straight, honourable, ethical, right-minded, redress, compensate
ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrongadjective
"an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
right, rightfulness, right-minded, appropriate, proper, correct, accurate, honourable, functioning, honorable, letter-perfect, ethical, precise, straight, outside, word-perfect, opportune, exact, redress, compensate
faulty, incorrect, wrongverb
characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules
"he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"
rightfulness, right, ethical, opportune, precise, right-minded, correct, honourable, appropriate, honorable, accurate, proper, functioning, letter-perfect, straight, exact, word-perfect, outside, compensate, redress
treat unjustly; do wrong to
right, rightfulness, exact, straight, correct, letter-perfect, precise, outside, accurate, opportune, functioning, appropriate, right-minded, honorable, word-perfect, honourable, ethical, proper, compensate, redress
incorrectly, wrongly, wrongadverb
in an inaccurate manner
"he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly"; "she guessed wrong"
right, rightfulness, precise, opportune, accurate, correct, exact, proper, honorable, appropriate, outside, right-minded, honourable, straight, functioning, word-perfect, ethical, letter-perfect, redress, compensate
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
immoral, bad, wicked, sinful, evil, improper, criminal, vicious, unjust, contraband, wrongful, iniquitous, blameworthy, reprehensible, base, crooked, sinister, erroneous, mistaken, untrue, false, inaccurate, inexact, incorrect, inappropriate, unsuitable, reverse
injustice, inequity, oppression, disservice, trespass, transgression, injury, tort, offense, grievance, detriment, error, falsity, immorality, vice, iniquity, sin, evil, improbity, guilt, misdoing, malpractice, offense, delinquency, peccancy, dereliction, mischief, obliquity, misdemeanor
List of paraphrases for "wrong":
bad, mistaken, incorrect, erroneous, false, misguided, wrongly, evil, poorly, incorrectly, flawed, poor, badly, improper, fake, hurt, inaccurate, inappropriate, error, untrue, improperly, harm, awry, mistake, ill, mistakenly, amiss, faulty, unfair, crooked, erroneously, wrongfully, unjust, inappropriately, n't, problem
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How to use wrong in a sentence?
The whole industry is in a mess, iran has 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of refining capacity, but it is the wrong capacity. Iran wants western technology and American technology specially.
They had done the full investigation that we were proposing to do, they went through and detailed very thoroughly exactly what was wrong with the building, again, is very typical of what we see in buildings of this age in this condition.
I think I get concerned with who gets to decide what … In the Iraq War, I was on the side of what you would think on the mainstream is misinformation. I was promoting what they would call misinformation, but it turned out to be right years later and the establishment media was wrong. And not only were they wrong, in some respects, you could make the case that they enabled a war that killed hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people and never paid a price for it and never had accountability. And just having an ombudsman print a retraction to me isn't accountability.
Something has gone terribly wrong, we need to find out why.
The Bates decision by now sticks out like a sore thumb, bayer has more than enough ammunition in recent Supreme Court cases to show the trial court judges got it wrong.
Translations for wrong
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- nesprávný, špatný, chybný, špatně, křivditCzech
- unrecht, verkehrt, ungerecht, schlecht, falsch, unfairGerman
- ακατάλληλος, λάθος, πλανώμαι, εσφαλμένος, στραβός, απατώμαι, κάνω λάθος, ανάποδος, λανθασμένος, στραβά, αδίκημα, αδικώ, κακό, κρίμα, βλάπτωGreek
- incorrecto, falso, equivocado, malo, crimenSpanish
- väärä, sopimaton, huono, vika, nurja, tehdä vääryyttä, vääryys, tehdä väärin, väärin, väärinteko, virheFinnish
- impropre, immoral, mauvais, mal, tort, faux, incorrect, crime, nuire, léserFrench
- ceàrr, eucoir, coireScottish Gaelic
- לא נכוןHebrew
- अशुद्ध, ग़लत, गलतHindi
- վատ, սխալArmenian
- illicite, improprie, immoral, erronee, a torto, mal, incorrecte, erroneemente, incorrectementeInterlingua
- keliru, salahIndonesian
- vera að, ósiðlegur, ósiðsamur, rangur, hafa á röngu að standa, óréttur, siðferðilega rangur, ranglátur, hafa rangt fyrir sér, kolvitlaust, beita ranglæti, rangt, gera rangt til, vitlaustIcelandic
- erroneo, sbagliato, scorretto, errato, tortoItalian
- よくない, 具合が悪くて, 悪い, 故障で, 不適当な, 不適切な, 調子が狂って, 違う, 間違う, 誤る, 間違いましたJapanese
- neprideramas, nedorovingas, amoralus, nesąžiningas, nepadorus, nedoras, nemoralus, blogas, sugedęs, neteisingas, nedirbantis, neveikiantis, netinkamas, nekorektiškas, klaidingasLithuanian
- fout, verkeerd, mis, slecht, onjuist, onrecht doen, aandoen, misstand, wantoestand, foutief, kwaad, onbillijk beoordelen, onrechtmatige daad, verkeerde, benadelen, onrechtDutch
- gal, uriktig, feil, galt, vrangNorwegian
- niewłaściwy, mylny, błędny, źlePolish
- impróprio, inadequado, errado, imoral, equivocado, incorreto, avesso, injustiçar, incorretamente, injúria, erroneamente, maltratar, erradamente, mal, erroPortuguese
- incorect, greșitRomanian
- неправый, неверный, ошибочный, неправильный, неправильно, не такRussian
- kriv, pogrješan, neispravanSerbo-Croatian
- fel, inkorrekt, felaktigSwedish
- సరికాని, తప్పు, తప్పుడుTelugu
- yanlış, yersiz, uygunsuz, hatalı, bozuk, ahlaksız, kötüTurkish
- không tốt, không đúng, xấu, saiVietnamese
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