imp.1.imp. of Wring. Wrung.
1.Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.
2.Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice; wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.
3.Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way.
4.Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
5.Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
adv.1.In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss.
- Pope.
n.1.That which is not right.
When I had wrong and she the right.
- Chaucer.
One spake much of right and wrong.
- Milton.
2.Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.
Friend, I do thee no wrong.
- Matt. xx. 18.
v. t.1.To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.
He that sinneth . . . wrongeth his own soul.
- Prov. viii. 36.
2.To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.
I rather choose
To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
Than I will wrong such honorable men.
- Shak.
Noun1.wrong - that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"
Synonyms: wrongfulness
rightfulness, right - anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
2.wrong - a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
Synonyms: legal injury, damage
Verb1.wrong - treat unjustly; do wrong to
redress, right, correct, compensate - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
Adj.1.wrong - 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"
Synonyms: incorrect
correct, right - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
2.wrong - 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"
right - in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"
3.wrong - not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable attire for the office"; "said all the wrong things"
Synonyms: improper, unsuitable
4.wrong - not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
Synonyms: amiss, awry, haywire
5.wrong - not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue"; "the facts as reported were wrong"
Synonyms: untrue
6.wrong - based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way"
correct, right - correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
7.wrong - not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"
8.wrong - not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable; "incorrect behavior"; "she was seen in all the wrong places"; "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"
9.wrong - used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; "socks worn wrong side out"
10.wrong - badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
Adv.1.wrong - in an incorrect manner; "she guessed wrong"
Synonyms: incorrectly, wrongly

WRONG. An injury; (q.v.) a tort (q.v.) a violation of right. In its most usual sense, wrong signifies an injury committed to the person or property of another, or to his relative rights, unconnected with contract; and these wrongs are committed with or without force. But in a more extended signification, wrong includes the violation of a contract; a failure by a man to perform his undertaking or promise is a wrong or injury to him to whom it was made. 3 Bl. Com. 158.
     2. Wrongs are divided into public and private. 1. A public wrong is an act which is injurious to the public generally, commonly known by the name of crime, misdemeanor, or offence, and it is punishable in various ways, such as indictments, summary proceedings, and upon conviction by death, imprisonment, fine, &c. 2. Private wrongs, which are injuries to individuals, unaffecting the public: these are redressed by actions for damages, &c.

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