Lingvanex Tranalator

Translator for


translation app

Lingvanex - your universal translation app

Translator for

Download For Free

Meaning & Definition of Wrong in English

English

Wrong

/rɔŋ/

noun

1. That which is contrary to the principles of justice or law

  • "He feels that you are in the wrong"
    synonym:
  • wrong
  • ,
  • wrongfulness

2. Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

    synonym:
  • wrong
  • ,
  • legal injury
  • ,
  • damage

verb

1. Treat unjustly

  • Do wrong to
    synonym:
  • wrong

adjective

1. Not correct

  • Not in conformity with fact or truth
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • incorrect
  • ,
  • wrong

2. Contrary to conscience or morality or law

  • "It is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"
  • "Cheating is wrong"
  • "It is wrong to lie"
    synonym:
  • wrong

3. Not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

  • "Said all the wrong things"
    synonym:
  • improper
  • ,
  • wrong

4. Not functioning properly

  • "Something is amiss"
  • "Has gone completely haywire"
  • "Something is wrong with the engine"
    synonym:
  • amiss(p)
  • ,
  • awry(p)
  • ,
  • haywire
  • ,
  • wrong(p)

5. Based on or acting or judging in error

  • "It is wrong to think that way"
    synonym:
  • wrong

6. Not in accord with established usage or procedure

  • "The wrong medicine"
  • "The wrong way to shuck clams"
  • "It is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts"
    synonym:
  • wrong
  • ,
  • incorrect

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

  • "Socks worn wrong side out"
    synonym:
  • wrong

8. Badly timed

  • "An ill-timed intervention"
  • "You think my intrusion unseasonable"
  • "An untimely remark"
  • "It was the wrong moment for a joke"
    synonym:
  • ill-timed
  • ,
  • unseasonable
  • ,
  • untimely
  • ,
  • wrong

9. Characterized by errors

  • Not agreeing with a model or not following established rules
  • "He submitted a faulty report"
  • "An incorrect transcription"
  • The wrong side of the road"
    synonym:
  • faulty
  • ,
  • incorrect
  • ,
  • wrong

adverb

1. In an inaccurate manner

  • "He decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly"
  • "She guessed wrong"
    synonym:
  • incorrectly
  • ,
  • wrongly
  • ,
  • wrong

Examples of using

It doesn't give me any satisfaction to prove you wrong.
Tom is running around with the wrong crowd.
A new study shows that everything we thought we knew up to now, is wrong.