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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(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    right

  2. wrong(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    right

  3. wrong(noun)

    The incorrect or unjust position or opinion.

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

    Antonyms:
    right

  4. wrong(noun)

    The opposite of right; the concept of badness.

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

    Antonyms:
    right

  5. wrong(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    right

  6. wrong(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    right

  7. wrong(adjective)

    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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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
  • 잘못된Korean
  • 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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