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wrong

wrong

 
 
pronunciation:
rawng
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in the wrong, go wrong
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not true, factual, or correct.
Your answer is wrong.
synonyms:
erroneous, false, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, off base, untrue
antonyms:
correct, right
similar words:
all wet, fallacious, faulty, full of beans, imprecise, inexact, off, out in left field, unfounded
definition 2: deviating from the standard for moral goodness or rightness; sinful.
Murder is wrong.
synonyms:
bad, immoral, sinful, unethical
antonyms:
ethical, right
similar words:
blameworthy, dishonest, evil, illegal, illicit, improper, iniquitous, peccant, reprehensible, unlawful, vile, villainous, wicked
definition 3: acting in an unjust, unsuitable, or incorrect way.
She was wrong to tell you that.
synonyms:
unfair, unjust
antonyms:
right
similar words:
foolish, ill-mannered, impolite, improper, rude, ungentlemanly, unladylike, unwise
definition 4: not suitable or intended.
We added the wrong spices.the wrong moment to speak
synonyms:
improper, inappropriate, unsuitable
antonyms:
appropriate, proper, right
similar words:
inapplicable, inapposite, inapt, incompatible, incorrect, malapropos
definition 5: amiss; awry.
There is something wrong with my car.
synonyms:
amiss
similar words:
awry, faulty, on the blink, out of whack
definition 6: opposite the principal, prominent, or finished side or part.
the wrong side of the fabric
synonyms:
back
antonyms:
right
similar words:
inverse, opposite, rear, reverse, rough, unfinished
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in the wrong way; improperly.
I pronounced his name wrong.
synonyms:
amiss, badly, improperly, inaccurately, incorrectly
antonyms:
properly, right
similar words:
awry, poorly
definition 2: unlawfully or immorally.
synonyms:
illegally, immorally, sinfully, unlawfully
antonyms:
right
similar words:
badly
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: unfair, illegal, or injurious treatment or action; injustice.
They have done him much wrong.
synonyms:
abuse, evil, injury, injustice
antonyms:
right
similar words:
grievance, iniquity, the shaft
definition 2: conduct that is unethical, immoral, or incorrect.
the difference between right and wrong
synonyms:
depravity, evil, immorality, iniquity, sinfulness, wickedness, wrongdoing
antonyms:
right, virtue
similar words:
crime, harm, injustice, misconduct, sin, transgression, trespass, vice, villainy
definition 3: the quality or condition of being improper or incorrect (usu. prec. by the).
She was in the wrong when she punished that boy so severely.
antonyms:
right
phrase: in the wrong
phrase: go wrong
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wronged, wronging, wrongs
definition 1: to commit wrong toward; treat badly or unjustly.
synonyms:
abuse, ill-use, mistreat, misuse
similar words:
aggrieve, maltreat, oppress, persecute, shaft
definition 2: to make incorrect or unfair remarks or assumptions about; malign.
The local paper wronged her and damaged her reputation.
synonyms:
defame, denigrate, malign, slander, smear, smirch
similar words:
abuse, badmouth, belittle, bespatter, insult, libel, slur
derivations: wrongly (adv.), wrongness (n.)
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