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Meaning of "wrongdoing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONGDOING

wrongdoing  [ˈrɒŋˌduːɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONGDOING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrongdoing is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES WRONGDOING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wrongdoing

Crime

In ordinary language, the term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition, though statutory definitions have been provided for certain purposes. The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law. One proposed definition is that a crime, also called an offence or a criminal offence, is an act harmful not only to some individual, but also to the community or the state. Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law. The idea that acts like murder, rape and theft are prohibited exists all around the world. What precisely is a criminal offence is defined by criminal law of each country. While many have a catalogue of crimes called the criminal code, in some common law countries no such comprehensive statute exists. The state has the power to severely restrict one's liberty for committing a crime. Therefore, in modern societies, a criminal procedure must be adhered to during the investigation and trial.

Definition of wrongdoing in the English dictionary

The definition of wrongdoing in the dictionary is the act or an instance of doing something immoral or illegal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRONGDOING


blueing
ˈbluːɪŋ
brewing
ˈbruːɪŋ
canoeing
kəˈnuːɪŋ
cooing
ˈkuːɪŋ
devaluing
ˌdiːˈvæljuːɪŋ
discontinuing
ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuːɪŋ
doing
ˈduːɪŋ
ensuing
ɪnˈsjuːɪŋ
harmdoing
ˈhɑːmˌduːɪŋ
issuing
ˈɪʃuːɪŋ
MEWing
ˈmjuːɪŋ
pursuing
pəˈsjuːɪŋ
queuing
ˈkjuːɪŋ
rescuing
ˈreskjuːɪŋ
snowshoeing
ˈsnəʊˌʃuːɪŋ
suing
ˈsuːɪŋ
undoing
ʌnˈduːɪŋ
valuing
ˈvæljuːɪŋ
viewing
ˈvjuːɪŋ
wooing
ˈwuːɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONGDOING

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONGDOING

agoing
be going
booing
criminal wrongdoing
easy-going
echoing
evildoing
foregoing
going
heavy going
ingoing
lassoing
movie-going
nothing doing
ocean-going
ongoing
outgoing
thoroughgoing
toing and froing
Tourcoing

Synonyms and antonyms of wrongdoing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRONGDOING»

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

Translation of «wrongdoing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONGDOING

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

Translator English - Chinese

违法行为
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

delito
570 millions of speakers

English

wrongdoing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधर्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مخالفات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нарушитель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

transgressão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উন্মার্গ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

actes répréhensibles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Salah laku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vergehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

悪行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부정 행위
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kesalahan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hành vi sai trái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறும் நடக்கவில்லை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kabahat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

atti illeciti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wykroczenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

порушник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

faptă rea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδικοπραγία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oortreding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oegentligheter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forseelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrongdoing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONGDOING»

The term «wrongdoing» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.533 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONGDOING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrongdoing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrongdoing» 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 wrongdoing

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONGDOING»

Discover the use of wrongdoing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrongdoing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Harmless Wrongdoing
The final volume of Feinberg's four-volume work, The Moral Limits of Criminal Law examines the philosophical basis for the criminalization of so-called "victimless crimes" such as ticket scalping, blackmail, consented-to exploitation of ...
Tucson Joel Feinberg Regents Professor of Philosophy University of Arizona, 1988
2
Normal Organizational Wrongdoing: A Critical Analysis of ...
The book provides an analysis of organizational wrongdoing explaining why individuals and groups behave unethically or illegally, using a range of different theories and case studies
Donald Palmer, 2012
3
State-Corporate Crime: Wrongdoing at the Intersection of ...
This book is a much needed reminder that the most serious threats to public health, security, and safety are not those petty crimes that appear nightly on local news broadcasts, but rather are those that result from corruption among the ...
Raymond J. Michalowski, Ronald C. Kramer, 2006
4
Innocence Lost : An Examination of Inescapable Moral ...
The book also includes discussions of Melville's Billy Budd, methodology in moral philosophy, moral pluralism, moral tragedy, and "dirty hands" in politics.
Christopher W. Gowans Associate Professor of Philosophy Fordham University, 1994
5
Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of the Accusation
This book addresses an old and basic question: what is the moral order of the market?
Robert R. Faulkner, 2011
6
Accountability for Collective Wrongdoing
Can they be punished – and if so, how – or are other remedies available? The topic crosses the borders of law, philosophy and political science, and in this volume specialists in all three areas contribute their perspectives.
Tracy Isaacs, Richard Vernon, 2011
7
Forgiveness and Retribution: Responding to Wrongdoing
Holmgren then reflects on the kinds of laws and social practices a properly forgiving society would adopt.
Margaret R. Holmgren, 2012
8
Moral Repair: Reconstructing Moral Relations after Wrongdoing
Moral Repair examines the ethics and moral psychology of responses to wrongdoing.
Margaret Urban Walker, 2006
9
War Crimes and Collective Wrongdoing: A Reader
This timely volume addresses urgent questions about the nature of war crimes, nationalism, ethnic cleansing and collective responsibility from a variety of moral, political and legal perspectives.
Aleksandar Jokic, 2001
10
Crisis Management By Apology: Corporate Response to ...
This volume examines the role of apologia and apology in response to public attack.
Keith Michael Hearit, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONGDOING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrongdoing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mo Farah not guilty of any wrongdoing, says UK Athletics after …
Mo Farah was cleared on Thursday of any wrongdoing by UK Athletics following its investigation into explosive doping allegations against his coach. But the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Probe: No Wrongdoing In Autistic Student's Choking Death
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An investigation has found no wrongdoing in the choking death of an autistic Brooklyn student. The probe by the Special ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
3
Ex-police chief of Waldo cleared of wrongdoing in speed trap case
WALDO — The former police chief of a tiny north Florida town known as an infamous speed trap has been cleared of wrongdoing by a state commission after ... «Florida Times-Union, Jun 15»
4
Edmond Officers Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Separate Shooting …
Oklahoma County District Attorney has cleared five Edmond officers of any wrongdoing in two separate shooting incidents. According to the DA's office, 15-year ... «news9.com KWTV, Jun 15»
5
Evans police officer cleared of wrongdoing in murder
An Evans police officer has been clear of criminal wrongdoing after being accused of withholding and altering witness statements in the 2012 fatal shooting of ... «The Coloradoan, Jun 15»
6
GM Inquiry Said to Find Criminal Wrongdoing
Justice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors' failure to disclose a defect tied to at least 104 deaths, and are ... «New York Times, May 15»
7
Many finance workers still don't think they can report wrongdoing
The survey also asked about policies in place or agreements employees had signed that might prevent them from disclosing any wrongdoing to the government. «Washington Post, May 15»
8
Orange chief denies wrongdoing after being put under investigation
PA) Chief Executive Stephane Richard denied any wrongdoing on Thursday after he was placed under formal investigation over allegations of complicity in the ... «Reuters, May 15»
9
Larimer County deputy cleared of wrongdoing in fatal chase that …
A Larimer County sheriff's deputy has been cleared of wrongdoing in a high-speed chase that ended in the death of a Fort Collins teenager. Police investigators ... «The Denver Channel, May 15»
10
Whistleblowers to UN chief: World body offers little protection for …
"I believe this is a result of reporting wrongdoing," she told The Associated Press. She has asked for the transfer decision, issued last year, to be reversed. «Fox News, Apr 15»

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