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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. Peter Blenkiron:

    We just want an acknowledgment, if Pell said 'what we did was wrong and it will never happen again', I would be the first to shake his hand.

  2. Mark Sanford:

    I think it strengthens it. What the administration is basically said -- what the President Donald Trump campaign has said is : it was just Bill Weld for a while, it's a voice crying in the wilderness, it's -- pay it no attention. All of a sudden, when you end up with three candidates and three different candidates saying there's something wrong with this presidency, what's going on here is not consistent with the Republican Party that we know about, believe in and invested major portions of our life in, that's a different conversation.

  3. T. H. White:

    The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else doing it wrong, without comment.

  4. Eric Garcetti:

    Ninety-five percent of my work is being mayor, but that 5 % that nags at all of us — of what's going wrong in this country — I think is best thought out not in your own head, but by getting out there, being out there, and listening to Americans.

  5. Khaled Meshaal:

    This is a plea from me to the Trump administration -- the new American administration -- break out from the wrong approaches of the past and which did not arrive at a result. And perhaps to grab the opportunity presented by Hamas' document.


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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