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    wrong - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wrong

    Definition
    (noun) that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    Synonyms : wrongfulness
    Example Sentence
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
    Definition
    (noun) any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    Synonyms : damage , legal injury
    Definition
    (verb) treat unjustly; do wrong to Definition
    (adj) not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
    Synonyms : incorrect
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) contrary to conscience or morality or law
    Example Sentence
    • it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor
    • cheating is wrong
    • it is wrong to lie
    Definition
    (adj) not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
    Synonyms : improper
    Example Sentence
    • said all the wrong things
    Definition
    (adj) not functioning properly
    Synonyms : amiss , awry , haywire
    Example Sentence
    • something is amiss
    • has gone completely haywire
    • something is wrong with the engine
    Definition
    (adj) based on or acting or judging in error
    Example Sentence
    • it is wrong to think that way
    Definition
    (adj) not in accord with established usage or procedure
    Synonyms : incorrect
    Example Sentence
    • the wrong medicine
    • the wrong way to shuck clams
    • it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts
    Definition
    (adj) used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward
    Example Sentence
    • socks worn wrong side out
    Definition
    (adj) badly timed
    Example Sentence
    • an ill-timed intervention
    • you think my intrusion unseasonable
    • an untimely remark
    • it was the wrong moment for a joke
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules
    Synonyms : faulty , incorrect
    Example Sentence
    • he submitted a faulty report
    • an incorrect transcription
    • the wrong side of the road
    Definition
    (adv) in an inaccurate manner
    Synonyms : incorrectly , wrongly
    Example Sentence
    • he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly
    • she guessed wrong
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