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Dictionary definition for: Wrong

1. (n) that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"

2. (v) treat unjustly; do wrong to

3. (a) 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"

4. (r) in an incorrect manner; "she guessed wrong"

5. (n) a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right

6. (a) 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"

7. (s) not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable attire for the office" "said all the wrong things"

8. (s) not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue" "the facts as reported were wrong"

9. (a) based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way"

10. (s) not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine" "the wrong way to shuck clams"

11. (s) 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"

12. (s) used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; "socks worn wrong side out"

13. (s) badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention" "you think my intrusion unseasonable" "an untimely remark" "it was the wrong moment for a joke"

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