1 improper, unjust, unfair, injudicious, unethical, terrible, foul, awful, bad, immoral, sinful, evil, iniquitous, villainous, wicked, vile, diabolic(al), infernal, fiendish, corrupt, dishonest, reprehensible, abominable, dreadful, dishonourable, blameworthy, naughty, shameful, disgraceful, opprobrious, criminal, felonious, illegal, illicit, unlawful, illegitimate, Colloq crooked:
They believe that all war is wrong. It was wrong of you to come here while my husband was away.
2 mistaken, in error, erroneous, incorrect, inaccurate, imprecise, inexact, fallacious, askew, false, wide of the mark; strange, odd, peculiar, curious; Colloq off target or US also off the target, Brit off beam, US off the beam:
The answers to these four questions were all wrong. You certainly have some wrong ideas about me.
3 incorrect, improper, unsuitable:
They must have given us the wrong baby at the hospital.
4 inappropriate, inapt, improper, indecorous, unseemly, unfitting, unacceptable, undesirable, incongruous, unbecoming, out of place, ill-considered, wrong-headed, imprudent, misguided, inexpedient, impolitic, infelicitous, Colloq out of line:
You saw nothing wrong in inviting girls to stay with you in your rooms? Your mother thinks she's the wrong girl for you.
5 out of order, not working, faulty, awry, amiss, the matter, defective, imperfect, unsound, flawed, deficient:
Considering the noise my car makes, there must be something wrong.
6 opposite, reverse, incorrect, improper:
That is the wrong direction to the post office.
7 awry, imperfectly, incorrectly, improperly, inappropriately, amiss, badly, wrongly, Scots and No. Eng. and Literary agley, Colloq out of sync:
You've wired up the video all wrong.
8 go wrong.
(a) go astray, falter, fail, lapse, err, fall from grace, go to the bad, deteriorate, go downhill, backslide, regress, retrogress, recidivate:
Her father was convinced that she would go wrong if she went into the theatre.
(b) fail, malfunction, break down, miscarry, backfire, fall through, Colloq flop, come to grief, go kaput, Brit go phut:
The entire plan went wrong when Clara started screaming.
9 abuse, mistreat, injure, misuse, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat, discredit, asperse, calumniate, malign, dishonour, impose upon, take advantage of, harm, damage, oppress:
He believes he was wronged by his commanding officer.
great, terrible | past | legal, moral | civil, criminal
There are various kinds of civil wrongs, or torts.
VERB + WRONG
commit, do (sb), inflict
If they do wrong, they have to be punished. You are answerable in court for wrongs done to individuals. According to her, her son could do no wrong. He admitted he had done her wrong and asked for forgiveness.
| compensate (sb) for, make up for, put right, redress, right, undo
How can we right these wrongs?
It's the job of the newspapers to expose the wrongs suffered by such people.
The two communities must learn to forgive past wrongs.
| acknowledge, apologize for, recognize | see no
I see no wrong in asking him to share the expenses.
| expose | avenge, take revenge for
in the ~
Although he knew he was in the wrong, he wouldn't apologize.
the difference between right and wrong
Children have to learn the difference between right and wrong.
| the rights and wrongs (of sth)
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the situation, there's not a lot we can do. adj
be, seem | go
Things seemed to be going horribly wrong.
| get sth
He got all his sums wrong.
| find sth
The doctor could find nothing physically wrong with him.
| get sb
Don't get me wrong (= don't misunderstand me)?I'm not asking for any favours.
| prove sb
She was able to prove him wrong.
all, badly, disastrously, drastically, grossly, hopelessly, horribly, seriously, terribly, tragically
You've got it all wrong. I never meant to imply that you were responsible.
| absolutely, completely, entirely, fundamentally, quite, totally, wholly | just, simply
She's simply wrong for this job.
| not far
They weren't far wrong with their estimate of 100,000.
| not necessarily | clearly, obviously, plainly | morally, physically
You were completely wrong about Maurice. He's not leaving.
She was worried that there was something seriously wrong with her.
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