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Definition of Wrong

Wrong

  1. imp. of Wring. Wrung.
  2. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
  6. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
  7. In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
  8. That which is not right.
  9. Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; -- the opposite of moral right.
  10. Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
  11. Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; usually, an act that involves evil consequences, as one which inflicts injury on a person; any injury done to, or received from; another; a trespass; a violation of right.
  12. 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.
  13. To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.
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Wrong Translations

wrong in Afrikaans is onjuis, verkeerd
wrong in Dutch is onjuist, foutief, verkeerd
wrong in German is Unrecht
wrong in Italian is fasullo, inverso, non giusto, colpevole
wrong in Latin is nefas, iniuria
wrong in Norwegian is urett
wrong in Portuguese is erro
wrong in Spanish is falso, malo, mal, entuerto, impropio