Wrong

Definition of Wrong

imp.1.imp. of Wring. Wrung.
a.1.
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.
I have deceived you both; I have directed you to wrong places.
- Shak.
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.
As the king of England can do no wrong, so neither can he do right but in his courts and by his courts.
- Milton.
The obligation to redress a wrong is at least as binding as that of paying a debt.
- E. Evereth.
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.

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