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English adjective: wrong

1. wrong not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsincorrect


Similarerroneous, fallacious, false, mistaken


See alsofalse, improper, inaccurate


Attributecorrectness, rightness


Antonymscorrect, right

2. wrong contrary to conscience or morality or law


SamplesIt is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor.
Cheating is wrong.
It is wrong to lie.


Similarbase, condemnable, criminal, deplorable, immoral, misguided, mistaken, reprehensible, vicious


See alsoevil, immoral, improper, unethical, unjust, wicked


Attributerightness


Antonymsright

3. wrong not appropriate for a purpose or occasion


SamplesSaid all the wrong things.


Synonymsimproper


Similarinappropriate


Antonymsappropriate

4. wrong not functioning properly


SamplesSomething is amiss.
Has gone completely haywire.
Something is wrong with the engine.


Synonymsamiss, awry, haywire


Similarmalfunctioning, nonfunctional


Antonymsfunctioning

5. wrong based on or acting or judging in error


SamplesIt is wrong to think that way.


Similarwrongheaded


Antonymscorrect, right

6. wrong not in accord with established usage or procedure


SamplesThe wrong medicine.
The wrong way to shuck clams.
It is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts.


Synonymsincorrect


Similarimproper


Antonymsproper

7. wrong used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward


SamplesSocks worn wrong side out.


Similarinside


Antonymsoutside

8. wrong badly timed


SamplesAn ill-timed intervention.
You think my intrusion unseasonable.
An untimely remark.
It was the wrong moment for a joke.


Synonymsill-timed, unseasonable, untimely


Similarinopportune


Antonymsopportune

9. wrong characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules


SamplesHe submitted a faulty report.
An incorrect transcription.
The wrong side of the road.


Synonymsfaulty, incorrect


Similarinaccurate


Antonymsaccurate


English noun: wrong

1. wrong (attribute) that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law


SamplesHe feels that you are in the wrong.


Synonymswrongfulness


Broader (hypernym)injustice, unjustness


Antonymsrightfulness, right

2. wrong (act) any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right


Synonymsdamage, legal injury


Broader (hypernym)injury


English adverb: wrong

1. wrong in an inaccurate manner


SamplesHe decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly.
She guessed wrong.


Synonymsincorrectly, wrongly


Antonymsaright, correctly, right


English verb: wrong

1. wrong (social) treat unjustly; do wrong to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)do by, handle, treat


Narrower (hyponym)aggrieve, sandbag, victimise, victimize


Antonymsredress, right, correct, compensate









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