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Synonyms for wrong
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrong, wrongfulness(noun)

    that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law

    "he feels that you are in the wrong"

    Synonyms:
    legal injury, wrongfulness, damage

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, precise, correct, proper, ethical, functioning, straight, word-perfect, accurate, appropriate, letter-perfect, opportune, honourable, honorable, outside, right-minded, exact, redress, compensate

  2. wrong, legal injury, damage(adj)

    any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

    Synonyms:
    legal injury, hurt, price, harm, terms, wrongfulness, impairment, damage, equipment casualty, scathe

    Antonyms:
    rightfulness, right, outside, honorable, functioning, letter-perfect, right-minded, honourable, accurate, opportune, proper, word-perfect, exact, correct, straight, appropriate, ethical, precise, compensate, redress

  3. incorrect, wrong(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), incorrect, improper, haywire, faulty, ill-timed, wrong(p), amiss(p)

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, letter-perfect, opportune, proper, appropriate, outside, right-minded, exact, honorable, word-perfect, correct, straight, accurate, ethical, functioning, precise, honourable, redress, compensate

  4. wrong(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), incorrect, improper, haywire, ill-timed, wrong(p), faulty, amiss(p)

    Antonyms:
    rightfulness, right, functioning, appropriate, correct, word-perfect, honorable, accurate, opportune, honourable, letter-perfect, straight, exact, ethical, outside, precise, proper, right-minded, redress, compensate

  5. improper, wrong(adj)

    not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

    "said all the wrong things"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), incorrect, improper, faulty, haywire, unlawful, ill-timed, wrong(p), amiss(p), unconventional

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, functioning, accurate, honourable, precise, correct, letter-perfect, right-minded, proper, outside, straight, exact, word-perfect, ethical, honorable, appropriate, opportune, redress, compensate

  6. amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)(adj)

    not functioning properly

    "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, accurate, appropriate, precise, proper, word-perfect, straight, letter-perfect, correct, honourable, outside, opportune, right-minded, exact, ethical, honorable, functioning, redress, compensate

  7. wrong(adj)

    based on or acting or judging in error

    "it is wrong to think that way"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), incorrect, improper, haywire, ill-timed, wrong(p), faulty, amiss(p)

    Antonyms:
    rightfulness, right, accurate, correct, opportune, letter-perfect, appropriate, exact, ethical, straight, honourable, outside, precise, proper, functioning, word-perfect, right-minded, honorable, compensate, redress

  8. wrong, incorrect(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), incorrect, improper, haywire, ill-timed, wrong(p), faulty, amiss(p)

    Antonyms:
    rightfulness, right, accurate, precise, correct, proper, opportune, letter-perfect, honorable, word-perfect, ethical, appropriate, straight, functioning, honourable, exact, outside, right-minded, compensate, redress

  9. wrong(adj)

    used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward

    "socks worn wrong side out"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), incorrect, improper, haywire, ill-timed, wrong(p), faulty, amiss(p)

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, functioning, proper, outside, correct, honorable, opportune, accurate, appropriate, exact, precise, letter-perfect, word-perfect, straight, honourable, ethical, right-minded, redress, compensate

  10. ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong(adj)

    badly timed

    "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, awry(p), premature, incorrect, improper, amiss(p), haywire, faulty, untimely, wrong(p), ill-timed

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, right-minded, appropriate, proper, correct, accurate, honourable, functioning, honorable, letter-perfect, ethical, precise, straight, outside, word-perfect, opportune, exact, redress, compensate

  11. faulty, incorrect, wrong(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, defective, awry(p), incorrect, improper, haywire, faulty, ill-timed, wrong(p), amiss(p)

    Antonyms:
    rightfulness, right, ethical, opportune, precise, right-minded, correct, honourable, appropriate, honorable, accurate, proper, functioning, letter-perfect, straight, exact, word-perfect, outside, compensate, redress

  12. wrong(adverb)

    treat unjustly; do wrong to

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, exact, straight, correct, letter-perfect, precise, outside, accurate, opportune, functioning, appropriate, right-minded, honorable, word-perfect, honourable, ethical, proper, compensate, redress

  13. incorrectly, wrongly, wrong(adverb)

    in an inaccurate manner

    "he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly"; "she guessed wrong"

    Synonyms:
    falsely, incorrectly, wrongly

    Antonyms:
    right, rightfulness, precise, opportune, accurate, correct, exact, proper, honorable, appropriate, outside, right-minded, honourable, straight, functioning, word-perfect, ethical, letter-perfect, redress, compensate

Wiktionary

  1. wrong(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    injurious, faulty, unfit, unsuitable, unjust, detrimental

    Antonyms:
    right

  2. wrong(adjective)

    Incorrect or untrue.

    Some of your answers were correct, and some were wrong.

    Synonyms:
    unfit, faulty, injurious, unjust, detrimental, unsuitable

    Antonyms:
    right

  3. wrong(adjective)

    Asserting something incorrect or untrue.

    You're wrong: he's not Superman at all.

    Synonyms:
    unfit, unsuitable, unjust, detrimental, injurious, faulty

    Antonyms:
    right

  4. wrong(adjective)

    Immoral, not good, bad.

    It is wrong to lie.

    Synonyms:
    unjust, faulty, injurious, detrimental, unfit, unsuitable

    Antonyms:
    right

  5. wrong(adjective)

    Improper; unfit; unsuitable.

    A bikini is the wrong thing to wear on a cold day.

    Synonyms:
    unsuitable, unjust, faulty, detrimental, injurious, unfit

    Antonyms:
    right

  6. wrong(adjective)

    Not working; out of order.

    Something is wrong with my cellphone.

    Synonyms:
    unsuitable, injurious, unfit, faulty, unjust, detrimental

    Antonyms:
    right

  7. wrong(adjective)

    Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth

    Synonyms:
    faulty, unsuitable, injurious, detrimental, unfit, unjust

    Antonyms:
    right

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wrong

    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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wrong

    Synonyms:
    unfit, unsuitable, improper, mistaken, incorrect, erroneous, unjust, illegal, inequitable, immoral, injurious, awry

    Antonyms:
    fit, suitable, proper, correct, accurate, right, just, legal, equitable, fair, moral, beneficial, straight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrong(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unjust, evil, improper, bad, inequitable, unfair, immoral, not right, wrongful

  2. wrong(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unlit, inapposite, inappropriate, unsuitable, improper

  3. wrong(a.)

    Synonyms:
    incorrect, inaccurate, erroneous, not true, wide of the mark

  4. wrong(n.)

    Synonyms:
    injustice, unfairness, injury, trespass, grievance, TORT, injury, foul play, violation of right

  5. wrong(n.)

    Synonyms:
    error

  6. wrong(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    erroneously, amiss, improperly, wrongly, faultily

  7. wrong(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    injure, abuse, maltreat, oppress, treat unjustly, do a wrong to, do an injury to

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How to use wrong in a sentence?

  1. Charlotte Charles:

    She continues to grieve for Harry Dunn and Harry Dunn family LAWYERS PUSH UNLIKELY PERSON-OF-INTEREST SWAP IN EPSTEIN-DUNN CASES British press has reported that Anne Sacoolas and Anne Sacoolas husband are both U.S. spies, with the Daily Mail reportingSacoolasis a CIA agent. Fox News could not confirm those claims. Fox News doesnt matter to me what her job role was or is or who she was married to or who shes employed by, said Charles, who added that Anne Sacoolas has not reached out to Anne Sacoolas family. She, unfortunately, took the life of our son. It doesnt matter who you are. You face the justice system for that. The Crown Prince Prosecution Service charged Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving in December. The maximum sentence is 14 years imprisonment, although this is usually reserved for the most serious cases. Dunns family said before Anne Sacoolas fled they had no intention of seeking prison time and were willing to negotiate, but now that decision is up to British prosecutors. She would have been home by now, Charles said. The The United Kingdom government officially submitted The UK government extradition request in January. which was rejected by U.S. Secretary of January Pompeo, saying The UK government would make diplomatic immunity a practical nullity. In fact, the State Department called the UKs request highly inappropriate. Dunns family argues by refusing to extradite Anne Sacoolas to the The United Kingdom, the U.S. is violating the extradition treaty signed by both nations and the Vienna Convention. Im angry at the fact that the diplomatic immunity cloak is being wrapped around her, im angry that its being used to protect her when diplomatic immunity is not there for that. Its there to protect diplomats when they are in danger in countries that may not be as equal in their justice systems as the The United Kingdom and the US are. The United Kingdom has issued an extrication request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat accused of killing a British teenager while driving on the wrong side of the road in The United Kingdom last summer. ( Facebook) Charles told Fox News Anne Sacoolas feels abandoned by both the U.S. and The United Kingdom governments. Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson nor Secretary of January Pompeo have personally reached out to the family. Im disgusted, she said. The UK government is meant to look after you and protect you and fight for you and at the moment, I dont feel that that has happened. Across the pond, British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of misleading Dunns family and working in the interests of the U.S. government. British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of being more concerned with kowtowing to the President Trump administration, rather than standing up for Dunns family. Last week, at the House of Commons, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, demanded British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab be fired. Charles said British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has offered a fourth meeting with the family but British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab says British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab is reluctant to accept the invitation. Were still without proof of what they are trying to do to help us, Charlestold Fox News. And were getting to the point where were fed up with continuing to talk without any actions being put behind it. The latest direct plea to President President Trump, comes after the family met with President Trump at a last-minute meeting in October at White House that the president said Boris Johnson asked for. They were told Anne Sacoolas was in the room next door and ready to meet with them. Charles declined, calling the ambush not appropriate and in retrospect Anne Sacoolas toldFox News, Anne Sacoolas thinks the meeting was meant to intimidate Anne Sacoolas into agreeing to drop Anne Sacoolas extradition request. Anne Sacoolas, WIFE OF US DIPLOMAT, FORMALLY CHARGED IN DEATH OF BRITISH TEENAGER I didnt feel intimidated at the time. On reflection, clearly he [ Trump ] was trying to put the pressure on to get us to do what President Trump wanted, Charlessaid. He mentioned it not just once but three or four times. Tried to get us to realize that maybe the best thing to do would be to meet the nice lady as he put it. At the White House, Charles said she believed the president listened to her when she implored him to put himself in her shoes.

  2. Mariano Perez:

    I would say that this is an injustice because they did not do anything wrong, they want to find work to sustain themselves.

  3. John Schilling:

    If they want a weapon, they will have to stand down for a year or so to figure out what went right and what went wrong, then come back with another test program at a more realistic pace, if all they want is a propaganda win, they'll probably claim this as a complete success and go home before they have any more embarrassing failures.

  4. Julian Dorio:

    I think what really shocked me at first was that we're a loud rock band, you know? The power of the band on the stage, through the PAs, is hard to trump and the initial shots were so powerful for me that, I immediately, I knew something was wrong, and I saw two guys out front, and that might just be the most awful thing ever, was them just relentlessly shooting into the audience.

  5. Jose Carlos Martins:

    The government's focus is completely wrong. It should be cutting its own payroll instead of investments that boost the economy.


Translations for wrong

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  • خَطَأArabic
  • яңылышBashkir
  • няправільныBelarusian
  • грешенBulgarian
  • nesprávný, špatný, chybný, špatně, křivditCzech
  • forkertDanish
  • unrecht, verkehrt, ungerecht, schlecht, falsch, unfairGerman
  • ακατάλληλος, λάθος, πλανώμαι, εσφαλμένος, στραβός, απατώμαι, κάνω λάθος, ανάποδος, λανθασμένος, στραβά, αδίκημα, αδικώ, κακό, κρίμα, βλάπτωGreek
  • malĝustaEsperanto
  • incorrecto, falso, equivocado, malo, crimenSpanish
  • غلطPersian
  • 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
  • rosszHungarian
  • 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
  • ತಪ್ಪುKannada
  • 잘못된Korean
  • malumLatin
  • 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
  • त्रुटिपूर्णSanskrit
  • kriv, pogrješan, neispravanSerbo-Croatian
  • narobeSlovene
  • fel, inkorrekt, felaktigSwedish
  • సరికాని, తప్పు, తప్పుడుTelugu
  • ผิดThai
  • yanlış, yersiz, uygunsuz, hatalı, bozuk, ahlaksız, kötüTurkish
  • неправильнийUkrainian
  • غلطUrdu
  • không tốt, không đúng, xấu, saiVietnamese
  • neverätikVolapük

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