Synonyms for wrong
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Wiktionary4.0 / 4 votes
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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote
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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote
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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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.
Do not wrong or hate your neighbor, for it is not he that you wrong: You wrong yourself.
What’s wrong is wrong, and what the government did here was wrong, i just hope that by standing up for what’s right, it means it won’t happen to other people.
( Dr Campuzano) gave the wrong medication, the wrong dosage by the wrong route through the wrong injection site, and it was administered over the wrong time and by the wrong method, they gave( Mr Loncar) the most dangerous type of medication they could give to treat this very simple, common problem that can be treated with a very light and easy medication — Zofran. It’s all they needed to do.
No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time--but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.
Translations for wrong
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- 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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