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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
wrong (noun)
1.
a) an injurious, unfair, or unjust act action or conduct inflicting harm without due provocation or just cause
b) a violation or invasion of the legal rights of another , especially - tort
2.
something wrong, immoral, or unethical , especially principles, practices, or conduct contrary to justice, goodness, equity, or law
3.
the state, position, or fact of being or doing wrong as
a) the state of being mistaken or incorrect
b) the state of being guilty injustice
wrong (adjective)
1.
not according to the moral standard - sinful immoral thought that war was wrong
2.
not right or proper according to a code, standard, or convention - improper it was wrong not to thank your host
3.
not according to truth or facts - incorrect gave a wrong date
4.
not satisfactory (as in condition, results, health, or temper)
5.
not in accordance with one's needs, intent, or expectations - took the wrong bus
6.
of, relating to, or constituting the side of something that is usually held to be opposite to the principal one, that is the one naturally or by design turned down, inward, or away, or that is the least finished or polished
wrong (adverb)
1.
without accuracy - incorrectly guessed wrong
2.
without regard for what is proper or just - was reprimanded for what he had done wrong
3.
in a wrong direction - turned wrong at the junction
4.
a) in an unsuccessful or unfortunate way - something went wrong
b) out of working order or condition
5.
in a false light - don't get me wrong
wrong (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to do wrong to - injure harm
b) to treat disrespectfully or dishonorably - violate
2.
- defraud usually used with of wronged them of their land
3.
- discredit malign
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
wrong (adjective)
1.
falling short of a standard
SYNONIMS:
bastard, bush, bush-league, crummy ( crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, inferior, lame, lousy, off, paltry, poor, punk, sour, suboptimal, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wack, wanting, wretched, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
abysmal, atrocious, awful, bitchin' [], brutal, damnable, deplorable, detestable, disastrous, dreadful, execrable, gnarly [], horrendous, horrible, pathetic, stinky, sucky [], terrible, unspeakable; defective, faulty, flawed; egregious, flagrant, gross; bum, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [], cut-rate, junky, lesser, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, reprehensible, rotten, rubbishy, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, trashy; abominable, odious, vile; useless, valueless, worthless; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, meager ( meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, scanty, shabby, short, skimp, skimpy, spare, stingy; miscreant, scurrilous, villainous; counterfeit, fake, phony ( phoney), sham
NEAR ANTONYMS:
classic, classical; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [], capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, divine, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-test, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous ( marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, perfect, premium, prime, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special, sufficient; average, borderline, fair, mediocre, middling, minimal, so-so, unexceptional; suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfying
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK ( okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, standard, tolerable
wrong (adjective)
2.
having an opinion that does not agree with truth or the facts
SYNONIMS:
mistaken, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
confused, misguided, misinformed, misled; erroneous, false, inaccurate, inexact, untrue; deceived, deluded, duped, tricked
NEAR ANTONYMS:
informed; accurate, exact, precise, true
correct, right
wrong (adjective)
3.
not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation
SYNONIMS:
amiss, graceless, improper, inapposite, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
inopportune, unfortunate, unseasonable, untimely; extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, irrelative, irrelevant; misbecoming, mismatched; incompatible, inconsistent, uncongenial; bad, naughty, sinful; blamable, blameworthy, censurable; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungraceful; unacceptable, unsatisfactory
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fortunate, opportune, seasonable, timely; applicable, apposite, apropos, apt, germane, material, pat, pointed, relative, relevant; compatible, congenial, harmonious; allowed, authorized, permitted; approved, endorsed ( indorsed), kosher, licensed, sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK ( okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, tolerable; commendable, creditable, exemplary; blameless, irreproachable; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious
appropriate, becoming, befitting, correct, decorous, felicitous, fit, fitting, genteel, happy, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable
wrong (adjective)
4.
not being in agreement with what is true
SYNONIMS:
erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
counterfactual; specious, spurious; deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, misleading; amiss, askew, awry; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious; unconfirmed, unproven, untested; fabricated, invented, made-up, trumped-up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, tested; faultless, flawless, impeccable, letter-perfect, perfect
accurate, correct, errorless, exact, factual, precise, proper, right, sound, true, valid, veracious
wrong (adjective)
5.
not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable
SYNONIMS:
black, dark, evil, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unethical, unlawful, unrighteous, unsavory, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
base, contemptible, despicable, dirty, disreputable, evil-minded, ignoble, ill, infernal, low, mean, snide, sordid; atrocious, cruel, infamous, nasty; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, objectionable, obscene, offensive, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, loose, low-minded, perverted, reprobate, scrofulous, sick, unhealthy; cursed ( curst), cussed, defiling, noxious, pernicious, pestilential, ugly, ungodly, unwholesome; banned, barred, condemned, discouraged, forbidden, illegal, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed, unauthorized, unclean; disallowed; execrable, lousy, miserable, wretched; errant, erring, fallen, unprincipled, unscrupulous; improper, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly, vulgar; dishonest, dishonorable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
elevated, high, high-minded, law-abiding, legitimate, lofty, noble, principled, reputable, scrupulous; allowed, authorized, legal, licensed, permissible, permitted; approved, endorsed ( indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; clean, correct, decent, decorous, exemplary, proper, seemly; blameless, commendable, creditable, guiltless, legitimate; chaste, immaculate, incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, lily-white, perfect, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, uncorrupted, unerring, unfallen, unobjectionable, venerable, white, wholesome; esteemed, respected, upstanding, worthy
decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, just, moral, right, righteous, sublime, upright, virtuous
wrong (adverb)
off the desired or intended path or course
SYNONIMS:
afield, amiss, astray, awry
RELATED WORDS:
badly; faultily, improperly, inappropriately, incorrectly, mistakenly, wrongly; inadequately, insufficiently, unpromisingly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
perfectly; auspiciously, favorably, promisingly; correctly, properly, rightly; appropriately, fittingly, suitably
aright, right, well
wrong (noun)
1.
that which is morally unacceptable
SYNONIMS:
bad, evildoing, ill, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
atrociousness, atrocity, badness, balefulness, darkness, depravedness, devilishness, diabolism, enormity, evilness, heinousness, iniquitousness, satanism, sinfulness, vileness, wickedness; devilry ( deviltry), fiendishness; cancer, canker, decay, rot, squalor; corruption, debauchery, degeneracy, depravity, indecency, malefaction, perversion, pervertedness, scurrility, scurrilousness; abomination, anathema, taboo ( tabu)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decency, goodness, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousness
good, morality, right, virtue
wrong (noun)
2.
unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this
SYNONIMS:
inequity, injury, injustice, raw deal, shaft, unfairness, unjustness, wrong
RELATED WORDS:
affront, indignity, insult, offense ( offence), outrage, put-down, slight, slur; beef, complaint, grievance
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cricket
equitableness, equity, fairness, justice
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