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Synonyms for wrongful
ˈrɔŋ fəl, ˈrɒŋ-wrong·ful

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  1. wrongfuladjective

    unlawful or illegal


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wrongful

    unfair, unjust, dishonest, wrong, iniquitous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlawful, wrongfuladjective

    having no legally established claim

    "the wrongful heir to the throne"

    unlawful, illicit, outlaw(a), improper, outlawed, unconventional, illegitimate

    lawful, legitimate, just

  2. wrongfuladjective

    unlawfully violating the rights of others

    "wrongful death"; "a wrongful diversion of trust income"


    just, lawful, legitimate

  3. wrongfuladjective

    not just or fair

    "a wrongful act"; "a wrongful charge"


    just, lawful, legitimate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wrongfuladjective

    unjust, unfair, WRONG

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  1. Ken Thompson:

    Wrongful convictions ultimately destroy the lives of the people who are wrongfully convicted, as well as their families, and also do great damage to the integrity of the justice system, the people of Brooklyn elected me to ensure that justice is done and that is what my decision to vacate Derrick Hamilton’s conviction reflects.

  2. District Attorney Jackie Lacey:

    Whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.

  3. Bonnie Watson Coleman:

    What we are in search of is the incentive to treat Black men and women with the dignity and respect that their humanity demands. Right now cities have been paying wrongful death suits to the tune of billions of dollars and we haven’t seen a change in the behavior of officers.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The universal fact is that the campaign initiated by a self-seeking person does not make any righteous effect or the right impact on the mindset of the wrongful people to change or correct them from within in fact.

  5. Michale Callahan:

    The magnitude of Randy's story, or any wrongful death row conviction that's tainted by police or prosecutorial misconduct, is that the government officials guilty of that conduct are really no better than those who commit cold-blooded murder.

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