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Meaning of wrong

wrong

Pronunciation: (rông, rong), [key]
— adj.
  1. not in accordance with what is morally right or good: a wrong deed.
  2. deviating from truth or fact; erroneous: a wrong answer.
  3. not correct in action, judgment, opinion, method, etc., as a person; in error: You are wrong to blame him.
  4. not proper or usual; not in accordance with requirements or recommended practice: the wrong way to hold a golf club.
  5. out of order; awry; amiss: Something is wrong with the machine.
  6. not suitable or appropriate: He always says the wrong thing.
  7. (of clothing) that should be worn or kept inward or under: You're wearing the sweater wrong side out.
—n.
  1. that which is wrong, or not in accordance with morality, goodness, or truth; evil: I committed many wrongs.
  2. an injustice: The wrongs they suffered aged them.
    1. an invasion of another's right, to his damage.
    2. a tort.
  3. to cause to come into disfavor: We are forever getting in wrong with the people next door.
  4. to blame; in error: He knew he was in the wrong but refused to concede the point.
—adv.
  1. in a wrong manner; not rightly; awry; amiss: You did it wrong again.
  2. Everything is going wrong today.
    1. to go amiss; fail:Everything is going wrong today.
    2. to pursue an immoral course; become depraved:Bad friends caused him to go wrong.
—v.t.
  1. to do wrong to; treat unfairly or unjustly; harm.
  2. to impute evil to (someone) unjustly; malign.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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