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Wrong

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective, Adverb

CIDE DICTIONARY

Wrongimp. 
     imp. of Wring. Wrung.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
Wronga. [OE. wrong, wrang, a. & n., AS. wrang, n.; originally, awry, wrung, fr. wringan to wring; akin to D. wrang bitter, Dan. vrang wrong, Sw. vrång, Icel. rangr awry, wrong. See Wring.].
  •  Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.  Wyclif (Lev. xxi. 19).  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice; wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have deceived you both; I have directed you to wrong places."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Injurious; unjust; faulty; detrimental; incorrect; erroneous; unfit; unsuitable.
Wrongadv. 
     In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss."  [1913 Webster]
Wrongn. [AS. wrang. See Wrong, a.].
     That which is not right.  [1913 Webster]
    " Wrongs, legally, are private or public. Private wrongs are civil injuries, immediately affecting individuals; public wrongs are crimes and misdemeanors which affect the community. Blackstone. "  Blackstone.  [1913 Webster]
    "When I had wrong and she the right."  [1913 Webster]
    "One spake much of right and wrong."  [1913 Webster]
    "Friend, I do thee no wrong."  [1913 Webster]
    "As the king of England can do no wrong, so neither can he do right but in his courts and by his courts."  [1913 Webster]
    "The obligation to redress a wrong is at least as binding as that of paying a debt."  [1913 Webster]
Wrongv. t. 
  •  To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.  [1913 Webster]
    "He that sinneth . . . wrongeth his own soul."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.  [1913 Webster]
    "I rather choose
    To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
    Than I will wrong such honorable men.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Wrong, adj., adv., n., & v.
--adj.
1 mistaken; not true; in error (gave a wrong answer; we were wrong to think that).
2 unsuitable; less or least desirable (the wrong road; a wrong decision).
3 contrary to law or morality (it is wrong to steal).
4 amiss; out of order, in or into a bad or abnormal condition (something wrong with my heart; my watch has gone wrong).
--adv. (usually placed last) in a wrong manner or direction; with an incorrect result (guessed wrong; told them wrong).
--n.
1 what is morally wrong; a wrong action.
2 injustice; unjust action or treatment (suffer wrong).
--v.tr.
1 treat unjustly; do wrong to.
2 mistakenly attribute bad motives to; discredit.

Idiom
do wrong commit sin; transgress, offend. do wrong to malign or mistreat (a person). get in wrong with incur the dislike or disapproval of (a person). get on the wrong side of fall into disfavour with. get wrong 1 misunderstand (a person, statement, etc.).
2 obtain an incorrect answer to. get (or get hold of) the wrong end of the stick misunderstand completely. go down the wrong way (of food) enter the windpipe instead of the gullet.
go wrong
1 take the wrong path.
2 stop functioning properly.
3 depart from virtuous or suitable behaviour. in the wrong responsible for a quarrel, mistake, or offence.
on the wrong side of
1 out of favour with (a person).
2 somewhat more than (a stated age).
wrong-foot colloq.
1 (in tennis, football, etc.) play so as to catch (an opponent) off balance.
2 disconcert; catch unprepared. wrong-headed perverse and obstinate. wrong-headedly in a wrong-headed manner. wrong-headedness the state of being wrong-headed. wrong side the worse or undesired or unusable side of something, esp. fabric. wrong side out inside out. wrong way round in the opposite or reverse of the normal or desirable orientation or sequence etc.
Derivative
wronger n. wrongly adv. wrongness n.
Etymology
OE wrang f. ON rangr awry, unjust, rel. to WRING

THESAURUS

Wrong

abandoned, aberrancy, aberrant, aberration, abnormal, abominable, abomination, abroad, abuse, accursed, adrift, afflict, afield, aggrieve, all abroad, all off, all wet, all wrong, amiss, arrant, askew, astray, at fault, atrocious, atrocity, awry, bad, badly, bane, base, batty, befoul, befoulment, beside the mark, bewitch, black, blamable, blameworthy, blasphemous, blight, breach, bum, censurable, commit an atrocity, condemn, corrupt, corruption, cracked, crappy, crazed, crazy, crime, crime against humanity, criminal, crucify, crying evil, curse, daft, damage, damnable, dark, deadly sin, debauched, debt, deceptive, defective, defectiveness, defile, defilement, delict, delinquency, delinquent, delusion, delusive, demented, deprave, depraved, deranged, dereliction, despoil, despoliation, destroy, destruction, detriment, deviancy, deviant, deviational, deviative, diablerie, disadvantage, disgrace, disgraceful, dissatisfactory, disserve, disservice, dissolute, distorted, distortion, distress, do a disservice, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, do wrong to, doom, enormity, envenom, errancy, errant, erring, erroneous, erroneously, erroneousness, error, evil, evildoing, evilly, execrable, failure, fallacious, fallaciously, fallaciousness, fallacy, false, falsely, falseness, falsity, fault, faultful, faultfully, faultily, faultiness, faulty, felonious, felony, flagitious, flagrant, flaw, flawed, flawedness, foul, futile, genocide, get into trouble, great wrong, grievance, gross injustice, guilty act, hamartia, harass, hardly the thing, harm, havoc, heavy sin, heinous, heresy, heretical, heterodox, heterodoxy, hex, hurt, ignominious, ill, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-seasoned, ill-suited, ill-timed, ill-treat, illegal, illegality, illogical, illusion, illusory, immoral, impair, impolitic, imposition, improper, improperly, improperness, impropriety, in error, inaccurate, inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, inauspicious, incongruous, inconvenient, incorrect, incorrectly, indecorous, indecorously, indiscretion, inept, inequitable, inequitableness, inequity, inexpedient, inexpiable sin, infamous, infamy, infect, infection, infelicitous, inferior, iniquitous, iniquitousness, iniquity, injure, injury, injustice, inopportune, intempestive, intrusive, invalid, irrelevant, jinx, knavery, knavish, lapse, late, low, lunatic, mal a propos, malapropos, malefaction, malefactory, malevolent, malfeasance, malfeasant, maltreat, malum, menace, minor wrong, misapplication, miscarriage of justice, mischief, misconstruction, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misguided, misinterpretation, misjudgment, mistaken, mistakenly, mistimed, mistreat, molest, monstrous, mortal sin, naughty, nefarious, nonfeasance, not done, not right, not the thing, not true, obliquity, off, off base, off the track, off-base, off-color, offend, offense, omission, oppress, out, out of line, out of phase, out of place, out of time, out-of-line, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, peccant, persecute, perverse, perversion, perverted, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, pollution, poor, prejudice, premature, punk, rank, raw deal, reprehensible, reprobacy, reprobate, rotten, sacrilegious, savage, scandal, scandalous, scathe, self-contradiction, self-contradictory, shame, shameful, shameless, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful, sinful act, sinfulness, sinister, slip, specious, straying, taint, terrible, the worst, threaten, too late, too soon, torment, tort, torture, toxin, transgression, trespass, trip, unbalanced, unbefitting, unblessed, under an error, undeserved, undesirable, undue, undueness, unequal, unequitable, uneven, unfactual, unfairness, unfavorable, unfavorably, unfit, unfitting, unforgivable, unfortunate, unhandy, unhappy, unhealthy, unholy, unjust, unjustness, unkind, unlawful, unlawfulness, unlucky, unmeet, unmeetness, unmerited, unorthodox, unorthodoxy, unpardonable, unpleasant, unprofitable, unpropitious, unproved, unready, unrighteous, unrightful, unripe, unsatisfactory, unseasonable, unseemly, unskillful, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable, untimely, untoward, untrue, untrueness, untruly, untruth, untruthfulness, unutterable sin, unwise, unworthy, up, venial sin, venom, vexation, vicious, vile, villainous, villainy, violate, violation, wicked, wickedness, wide, woe, wound, wreak havoc on, wrongdoing, wrongful, wrongfully, wrongfulness, wrongly, wrongness

ROGET THESAURUS

Wrong

Evil

N evil, ill, harm, hurt, mischief, nuisance, machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to, blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, wound, gash, mutilation, mortal blow, wound, immedicabile vulnus, damage, loss, disadvantage, prejudice, drawback, disaster, accident, casualty, mishap, bad job, devil to pay, calamity, bale, catastrophe, tragedy, ruin, adversity, mental suffering, demon, (Evil spirit) bane, (cause of evil), badness, (Production of Evil), painfulness, evil doer, outrage, wrong, injury, foul play, bad turn, ill turn, disservice, spoliation, grievance, crying evil, disastrous, bad, awry, out of joint, disadvantageous, amis, wrong, ill, to one's cost, moving accidents by flood and field, evil, ill, harm, hurt, mischief, nuisance, machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to, blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, wound, gash, mutilation, mortal blow, wound, immedicabile vulnus, damage, loss, disadvantage, prejudice, drawback, disaster, accident, casualty, mishap, bad job, devil to pay, calamity, bale, catastrophe, tragedy, ruin, adversity, mental suffering, demon, (Evil spirit) bane, (cause of evil), badness, (Production of Evil), painfulness, evil doer, outrage, wrong, injury, foul play, bad turn, ill turn, disservice, spoliation, grievance, crying evil, disastrous, bad, awry, out of joint, disadvantageous, amis, wrong, ill, to one's cost, moving accidents by flood and field.

Badness

VB be hurtful, cause evil, produce evil, inflict evil, work evil, do evil, damnify, endamage, hurt, harm, injure, pain, wrong, aggrieve, oppress, persecute, trample upon, tread upon, bear hard upon, put upon, overburden, weigh down, weigh heavy on, victimize, run down, molest, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, ill-treat, buffet, bruise, scratch, maul, smite, do violence, do harm, do a mischief, stab, pierce, outrage, do mischief, make mischief, bring into trouble, destroy.

N badness, hurtfulness, virulence, evil doer, bane, plague spot, evil star, ill wind, hoodoo, Jonah, snake in the grass, skeleton in the closet, amari aliquid, thorn in the side, malignity, malevolence, tender mercies, ill-treatment, annoyance, molestation, abuse, oppression, persecution, outrage, misusage, injury, knockout drops, badness, peccancy, abomination, painfulness, pestilence, guilt, depravity, hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful, injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, malignant, nocuous, noisome, prejudicial, disserviceable, disadvantageous, wide-wasting, unlucky, sinister, obnoxious, untoward, disastrous, oppressive, burdensome, onerous, malign, corrupting &c (corrupt), virulent, venomous, envenomed, corrosive, poisonous, deadly, destructive, inauspicious, bad, ill, arrant, as bad as bad can be, dreadful, horrid, horrible, dire, rank, peccant, foul, fulsome, rotten, rotten at the core, vile, base, villainous, mean, injured, deteriorated, unsatisfactory, exceptionable indifferent, below par, illcontrived, ill-conditioned, wretched, sad, grievous, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, woeful, evil, wrong, depraved, shocking, reprehensible, hateful, hateful as a toad, abominable, detestable, execrable, cursed, accursed, confounded, damned, damnable, infernal, diabolic, unadvisable, unprofitable, incompetent, irremediable, badly, wrong, ill, to one's cost, where the shoe pinches, bad is the best: the worst come to the worst, herba mala presto cresco, wrongs unredressed or insults unavenged, badness, hurtfulness, virulence, evil doer, bane, plague spot, evil star, ill wind, hoodoo, Jonah, snake in the grass, skeleton in the closet, amari aliquid, thorn in the side, malignity, malevolence, tender mercies, ill-treatment, annoyance, molestation, abuse, oppression, persecution, outrage, misusage, injury, knockout drops, badness, peccancy, abomination, painfulness, pestilence, guilt, depravity, hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful, injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, malignant, nocuous, noisome, prejudicial, disserviceable, disadvantageous, wide-wasting, unlucky, sinister, obnoxious, untoward, disastrous, oppressive, burdensome, onerous, malign, corrupting &c (corrupt), virulent, venomous, envenomed, corrosive, poisonous, deadly, destructive, inauspicious, bad, ill, arrant, as bad as bad can be, dreadful, horrid, horrible, dire, rank, peccant, foul, fulsome, rotten, rotten at the core, vile, base, villainous, mean, injured, deteriorated, unsatisfactory, exceptionable indifferent, below par, illcontrived, ill-conditioned, wretched, sad, grievous, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, woeful, evil, wrong, depraved, shocking, reprehensible, hateful, hateful as a toad, abominable, detestable, execrable, cursed, accursed, confounded, damned, damnable, infernal, diabolic, unadvisable, unprofitable, incompetent, irremediable, badly, wrong, ill, to one's cost, where the shoe pinches, bad is the best: the worst come to the worst, herba mala presto cresco, wrongs unredressed or insults unavenged.

Malevolence

VB be malevolent, bear spleen, harbor spleen, bear a grudge, harbor a grudge, bear malice, betray the cloven foot, show the cloven foot, hurt, annoy, injure, harm, wrong, do harm to, do an ill office to, outrage, disoblige, malign, plant a thorn in the breast, molest, worry, harass, haunt, harry, bait, tease, throw stones at, play the devil with, hunt down, dragoon, hound, persecute, oppress, grind, maltreat, illtreat, ill-use, wreak one's malice on, do one's worst, break a butterfly on the wheel, dip one's hands in blood, imbrue one's hands in blood, have no mercy.

Wrong

N wrong, what ought not to be, what should not be, malum in se, unreasonableness, grievance, shame, injustice, tort, unfairness, iniquity, foul play, partiality, leaning, bias, favor, favoritism, nepotism, party spirit, partisanship, bigotry, undueness, wrongdoing (vice), unlawfulness, robbing Peter to pay Paul, the wolf and the lamb, vice, a custom more honored in the breach than the obser, wrong, wrongful, bad, too bad, unjust, unfair, inequitable, unequitable, unequal, partial, one-sided, injurious, tortious, objectionable, unreasonable, unallowable, unwarrantable, unjustifiable, improper, unfit, unjustified, illegal, iniquitous, immoral, in the wrong, in the wrong box, wrongly, it will not do, wrong, what ought not to be, what should not be, malum in se, unreasonableness, grievance, shame, injustice, tort, unfairness, iniquity, foul play, partiality, leaning, bias, favor, favoritism, nepotism, party spirit, partisanship, bigotry, undueness, wrongdoing (vice), unlawfulness, robbing Peter to pay Paul, the wolf and the lamb, vice, a custom more honored in the breach than the obser, wrong, wrongful, bad, too bad, unjust, unfair, inequitable, unequitable, unequal, partial, one-sided, injurious, tortious, objectionable, unreasonable, unallowable, unwarrantable, unjustifiable, improper, unfit, unjustified, illegal, iniquitous, immoral, in the wrong, in the wrong box, wrongly, it will not do.

Vice

N vice, evil-doing, evil courses, wrongdoing, wickedness, viciousness, iniquity, peccability, demerit, sin, Adam, old Adam, offending Adam, immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals, enphagy, dophagy, exophagy, want of principle, want of ballast, obliquity, backsliding, infamy, demoralization, pravity, depravity, pollution, hardness of heart, brutality, corruption, knavery, profligacy, flagrancy, atrocity, cannibalism, lesbianism, Sadism, infirmity, weakness, weakness of the flesh, frailty, imperfection, error, weak side, foible, failing, failure, crying sin, besetting sin, defect, deficiency, cloven foot, lowest dregs of vice, sink of iniquity, Alsatian den, gusto picaresco, fault, crime, criminality, sinner, brothel, gambling house, joint, opium den, shooting gallery, crack house, vicious, sinful, sinning, wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal, naughty, incorrect, unduteous, undutiful, unprincipled, lawless, disorderly, contra bonos mores, indecorous, unseemly, improper, dissolute, profligate, scampish, unworthy, worthless, desertless, disgraceful, recreant, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, discreditable, disreputable, Sadistic, base, sinister, scurvy, foul, gross, vile, black, grave, facinorous, felonious, nefarious, shameful, scandalous, infamous, villainous, of a deep dye, heinous, flagrant, flagitious, atrocious, incarnate, accursed, Mephistophelian, satanic, diabolic, hellish, infernal, stygian, fiendlike, hell-born, demoniacal, devilish, fiendish, miscreated, misbegotten, demoralized, corrupt, depraved, evil-minded, evil-disposed, ill-conditioned, malevolent, heartless, graceless, shameless, virtueless, abandoned, lost to virtue, unconscionable, sunk in iniquity, lost in iniquity, steeped in iniquity, incorrigible, irreclaimable, obdurate, reprobate, past praying for, culpable, reprehensible, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable, inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible, weak, frail, lax, infirm, imperfect, indiscrete, demoralizing, degrading, wrong, sinfully, without excuse, Int, O tempora!, O mores!, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, genus est mortis male vivere, mala mens malus animus, nemo repente fuit turpissimus, the trail of the serpent is over them all, to sanction vice and hunt decorum down, vice, evil-doing, evil courses, wrongdoing, wickedness, viciousness, iniquity, peccability, demerit, sin, Adam, old Adam, offending Adam, immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals, enphagy, dophagy, exophagy, want of principle, want of ballast, obliquity, backsliding, infamy, demoralization, pravity, depravity, pollution, hardness of heart, brutality, corruption, knavery, profligacy, flagrancy, atrocity, cannibalism, lesbianism, Sadism, infirmity, weakness, weakness of the flesh, frailty, imperfection, error, weak side, foible, failing, failure, crying sin, besetting sin, defect, deficiency, cloven foot, lowest dregs of vice, sink of iniquity, Alsatian den, gusto picaresco, fault, crime, criminality, sinner, brothel, gambling house, joint, opium den, shooting gallery, crack house, vicious, sinful, sinning, wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal, naughty, incorrect, unduteous, undutiful, unprincipled, lawless, disorderly, contra bonos mores, indecorous, unseemly, improper, dissolute, profligate, scampish, unworthy, worthless, desertless, disgraceful, recreant, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, discreditable, disreputable, Sadistic, base, sinister, scurvy, foul, gross, vile, black, grave, facinorous, felonious, nefarious, shameful, scandalous, infamous, villainous, of a deep dye, heinous, flagrant, flagitious, atrocious, incarnate, accursed, Mephistophelian, satanic, diabolic, hellish, infernal, stygian, fiendlike, hell-born, demoniacal, devilish, fiendish, miscreated, misbegotten, demoralized, corrupt, depraved, evil-minded, evil-disposed, ill-conditioned, malevolent, heartless, graceless, shameless, virtueless, abandoned, lost to virtue, unconscionable, sunk in iniquity, lost in iniquity, steeped in iniquity, incorrigible, irreclaimable, obdurate, reprobate, past praying for, culpable, reprehensible, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable, inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible, weak, frail, lax, infirm, imperfect, indiscrete, demoralizing, degrading, wrong, sinfully, without excuse, Int, O tempora!, O mores!, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, genus est mortis male vivere, mala mens malus animus, nemo repente fuit turpissimus, the trail of the serpent is over them all, to sanction vice and hunt decorum down.


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