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Meaning of "wrong" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WRONG

Old English wrang injustice, from Old Norse vrang.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONG

wrong  [rɒŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrong is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wrong in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES WRONG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wrong

A wrong is an act that is illegal or immoral. Legal wrongs are usually quite clearly defined in law of each state or jurisdiction. They can be divided into civil wrongs and crimes in common law countries, while civil law countries tend to have some additional categories, such as contraventions. Moral wrong is an underlying concept for legal wrong, and some moral wrongs are punishable by law, for example rape or murder. Other moral wrongs have nothing to do with law. On the other hand, some legal wrongs, such as parking offences, could hardly be classified as moral wrongs.

Definition of wrong in the English dictionary

The first definition of wrong in the dictionary is not correct or truthful. Other definition of wrong is acting or judging in error. Wrong is also immoral; bad.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRONG

PRESENT

Present
I wrong
you wrong
he/she/it wrongs
we wrong
you wrong
they wrong
Present continuous
I am wronging
you are wronging
he/she/it is wronging
we are wronging
you are wronging
they are wronging
Present perfect
I have wronged
you have wronged
he/she/it has wronged
we have wronged
you have wronged
they have wronged
Present perfect continuous
I have been wronging
you have been wronging
he/she/it has been wronging
we have been wronging
you have been wronging
they have been wronging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wronged
you wronged
he/she/it wronged
we wronged
you wronged
they wronged
Past continuous
I was wronging
you were wronging
he/she/it was wronging
we were wronging
you were wronging
they were wronging
Past perfect
I had wronged
you had wronged
he/she/it had wronged
we had wronged
you had wronged
they had wronged
Past perfect continuous
I had been wronging
you had been wronging
he/she/it had been wronging
we had been wronging
you had been wronging
they had been wronging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wrong
you will wrong
he/she/it will wrong
we will wrong
you will wrong
they will wrong
Future continuous
I will be wronging
you will be wronging
he/she/it will be wronging
we will be wronging
you will be wronging
they will be wronging
Future perfect
I will have wronged
you will have wronged
he/she/it will have wronged
we will have wronged
you will have wronged
they will have wronged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wronging
you will have been wronging
he/she/it will have been wronging
we will have been wronging
you will have been wronging
they will have been wronging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wrong
you would wrong
he/she/it would wrong
we would wrong
you would wrong
they would wrong
Conditional continuous
I would be wronging
you would be wronging
he/she/it would be wronging
we would be wronging
you would be wronging
they would be wronging
Conditional perfect
I would have wrong
you would have wrong
he/she/it would have wrong
we would have wrong
you would have wrong
they would have wrong
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wronging
you would have been wronging
he/she/it would have been wronging
we would have been wronging
you would have been wronging
they would have been wronging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wrong
we let´s wrong
you wrong
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wrong
Past participle
wronged
Present Participle
wronging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONG

wroath
wrong `un
wrong ´un
wrong end of the stick
wrong fount
wrong number
wrong-foot
wrong-headed
wrong-headedly
wrong-headedness
wrongdoer
wrongdoing
wronger
wrongful
wrongful arrest
wrongful dismissal
wrongful trading
wrongfully
wrongfulness
wrongly

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONG

Armstrong
awrong
barong
binturong
come on strong
extra-strong
get wrong
go wrong
headstrong
in the wrong
overstrong
prong
put a foot wrong
sarong
strong
superstrong
throng

Synonyms and antonyms of wrong in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRONG»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wrong» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wrong

Translation of «wrong» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONG

Find out the translation of wrong to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrong from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrong» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

错误的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

incorrecto
570 millions of speakers

English

wrong
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خاطِئ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неправильный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

errado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Salah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

falsch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間違った
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이상있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुकीचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yanlış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sbagliato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поганий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cum nu trebuie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λανθασμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkeerd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

felaktig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrong

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG»

The term «wrong» is very widely used and occupies the 1.572 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrong» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrong» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrong

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONG»

Discover the use of wrong in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrong and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken.
Kathryn Schulz, 2011
2
Wrong: Why experts* keep failing us--and how to know when ...
Actually, those experts are a big reason we're in this mess. And, according to acclaimed business and science writer David H. Freedman, such expert counsel usually turns out to be wrong--often wildly so.
David H. Freedman, 2010
3
What's Wrong with My Snake?
This user-friendly home medical reference identifies and explains existing and potential problems in snakes.
John Rossi, Roxanne Rossi, 2006
4
Getting it Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in ...
This book rightfully calls us to rethink some significant errors that have become a part of our history and our collective memories. It is just downright interesting reading.
W. Joseph Campbell, 2010
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Wrong: Stories
A collection of short stories that use death to probe the meaning of life introduces a man who abducts, molests, and murders young boys; a trip to Amsterdam; and a teenage rock band called Horror Hospital
Dennis Cooper, 1992
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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Moral Machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.
Wendell Wallach, Colin Allen, 2008
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What Went Wrong?: Case Studies of Process Plant Disasters
Case histories illustrate what went wrong and why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies. * Learn from the mistakes of others with this important book! * Examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant ...
Trevor Kletz, 1998
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The Wrong War: Why We Lost in Vietnam
Examines the strategic failures of the military's leadership and whether a different policy could have avoided America's defeat in Vietnam
Jeffrey Record, 1998
9
What's Wrong With Anzac?: The Militarisation of Australian ...
Daring, intelligent, and thought-provoking, this is a must-read for those interested in Australian or military history.
Marilyn Lake, Henry Reynolds, 2010
10
Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of ...
This is Rich's account of his personal search to find sense in the juxtaposition of his life and theirs. Young black men in cities are overwhelmingly the victims—and perpetrators—of violent crime in the United States.
John A. Rich, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrong is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wrong-way car crash shuts down Long Beach bridge; 1 killed
A preliminary investigation indicated a 2012 Mercedes Benz, driven by 28-year-old Alvin Shaw, of Hawthorne, was traveling the wrong way, heading westbound ... «KABC-TV, Aug 15»
2
Wrong-way fatal crash on I-10 triggers second deadly pile-up
Officers are investigating a second deadly pile-up along Interstate-10 related to an earlier wrong-way driver accident near Quartzsite, the Arizona Department of ... «KPHO Phoenix, Jul 15»
3
Hit Man Killed Wrong 'Daniel Ott' in 2006, Ohio Police Say
CHARDON, Ohio — Authorities said a hit man broke into an Ohio home in 2006 and killed 31-year-old Daniel Ott with a shotgun in what was a paid act of ... «NBCNews.com, Jun 15»
4
Chris Lewis says he 'made wrong choices' after prison release
Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis says "wrong choices" led to him being jailed for cocaine smuggling as he was released from prison on Tuesday. Lewis ... «BBC Sport, Jun 15»
5
Police: Wrong-way driver on Ga. 400 wanted to kill herself
A collision involving a wrong-way driver had all southbound lanes of Ga. 400 closed Sunday morning. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News) ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jun 15»
6
Nigel Farage got it wrong on plan to ban immigrants with HIV, says …
The Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, got the tone of his comments “wrong on so many levels” when he spoke about wanting to ban foreigners with HIV from Britain, ... «The Guardian, May 15»
7
Stolen Honda Drives Wrong Way From Concord to Berkeley …
A stolen Honda driving the wrong way from Concord to Berkeley sparked a helicopter chase, a crash with an SUV and a regional search of the primary suspect ... «NBC Bay Area, May 15»
8
Wrong-way driver on Highway 403 kills 1 in head-on collision: OPP
A "horrific scene" opened the long weekend on the roads after police say a truck drove the wrong way on Highway 403 in Burlington, killing an eastbound driver ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
9
CHP: 3 killed in wrong-way crash on I-80 in Sacramento
(KCRA) —Three people were killed early Tuesday morning on Interstate 80 in Sacramento during a wrong-way crash -- the third of its kind over the past month. «KCRA Sacramento, May 15»
10
Coroner identifies all four killed in wrong-way Highway 50 crash
The Sacramento County Coroner's Offfice has identified all four people killed in a head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver earlier this week. The woman who ... «Sacramento Bee, Apr 15»

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