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wrong

wrong

 
 
pronunciation:
rawng
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not true, or correct.
Your answer is wrong.
synonyms:
false, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, off base, untrue
antonyms:
correct, right
similar words:
all wet, full of beans, off
definition 2: not moral or good; wicked; bad.
Murder is wrong.
synonyms:
bad, immoral
antonyms:
right
similar words:
dishonest, evil, illegal, improper, unlawful, wicked
definition 3: acting in a way that is not proper or correct.
She was wrong to tell you that.
synonyms:
unfair
antonyms:
right
similar words:
foolish, impolite, improper, rude
definition 4: not proper or suited.
We added the wrong ingredients.He chose the wrong moment to speak.
synonyms:
improper, inappropriate, unsuitable
antonyms:
appropriate, proper, right
similar words:
incompatible, incorrect
definition 5: not working or operating properly.
There is something wrong with my car.
synonyms:
amiss
similar words:
on the blink, out of whack
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in the wrong way.
I did it wrong again!
synonyms:
amiss, badly, improperly, inaccurately, incorrectly
antonyms:
properly, right
 
part of speech: noun
definition: treatment or action that is not fair or just.
They have done him much wrong.
synonyms:
abuse, evil, injury, injustice
antonyms:
right
similar words:
the shaft
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: wronged, wronging, wrongs
definition: to treat badly.
He was wronged by his friend.
synonyms:
abuse, mistreat, misuse
similar words:
oppress, persecute
derivations: wrongly (adv.), wrongness (n.)
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