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Meaning of "wrongness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONGNESS

wrongness  [ˈrɒŋnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONGNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrongness 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 WRONGNESS 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 wrongness in the English dictionary

The definition of wrongness in the dictionary is the quality of being immoral, illegal or unjust. Other definition of wrongness is incorrectness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRONGNESS


awareness
əˈwɛənɪs
business
ˈbɪznɪs
darkness
ˈdɑːknɪs
Denis
ˈdɛnɪs
Dennis
ˈdɛnɪs
effectiveness
ɪˈfɛktɪvnɪs
fitness
ˈfɪtnɪs
graspingness
ˈɡrɑːspɪŋnɪs
happiness
ˈhæpɪnɪs
illness
ˈɪlnɪs
misbecomingness
ˌmɪsbɪˈkʌmɪŋnɪs
nothingness
ˈnʌθɪŋnɪs
penis
ˈpiːnɪs
sufficingness
səˈfaɪsɪŋnɪs
tennis
ˈtɛnɪs
thickness
ˈθɪknɪs
tiredness
ˈtaɪədnɪs
unerringness
ʌnˈɜːrɪŋnɪs
unwillingness
ʌnˈwɪlɪŋnɪs
willingness
ˈwɪlɪŋnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONGNESS

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
wrongous
wrongously

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONGNESS

beingness
belongingness
bigness
boringness
cunningness
fittingness
flowingness
in the wilderness
interestingness
knowingness
lovingness
overweeningness
pressingness
smugness
snugness
strikingness
teemingness
temptingness
trigness
trustingness
unfeelingness

Synonyms and antonyms of wrongness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrongness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONGNESS

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

Translator English - Chinese

不正当
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

incorrección
570 millions of speakers

English

wrongness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wrongness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

wrongness
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неправильность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wrongness
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

wrongness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

inexactitude
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesilapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Unrichtigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不正行為
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그름
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wrongness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலையைத்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yanlışlığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wrongness
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wrongness
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неправильність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nedreptate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδικία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkeerdheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wrongness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wrongness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrongness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONGNESS»

The term «wrongness» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.554 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONGNESS» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONGNESS»

Discover the use of wrongness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrongness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wrongness, Wisdom, and Wilderness: Toward a Libertarian ...
This surprising work may well change our ideas about what libertarianism is and what it can be.
Tal Scriven, 1997
2
Recent Work on Intrinsic Value
others reasons to be indignant or resentful towards us, these facts do seem to give us further reasons not to act in this way'.1 If Parfit is right, the picture of the relation between ground, wrongness and reasons is like this: While if the alternative ...
Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen, Michael J. Zimmerman, 2005
3
The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays in Philosophical Theology
7. A. Modified. Divine. Command. Theory. of. Ethical. Wrongness. It is widely held that all those theories are indefensible which attempt to explain in terms of the will or commands of God what it is for an act to be ethically right or wrong.
Robert Merrihew Adams Professor of Philosophy Yale University, 1987
4
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
5
Ethical and Religious Thought in Analytic Philosophy of Language
He applies the essentialist linguistic method to ethical terms, specifically, to the word "wrongness," to arrive at a divine command ethics. He wants to argue that it is an a posteriori and metaphysically necessary truth that wrongness is ...
Quentin Smith, 1997
6
What Is Good and Why: The Ethics of Well-Being
There is another factor at play: the moral wrongness of such an institution. That, he thinks, is not merely one consideration among others; rather, it has a special kind of weight. It makes irrelevant the good that comes to the person who “enjoys  ...
Richard Kraut, 2009
7
Yes, But How Do You Know?: Introducing Philosophy Through ...
Might it also mean that there is no such thing as moral wrongness? Perhaps, but not necessarily; there are other possibilities. Maybe all that would follow is that there is no way to understand or analyse such wrongness: you could not ...
Stephen Hetherington, 2009
8
The Unbearable Wrongness of Being: Exploring and Getting ...
The Unbearable Wrongness of Being is an exploration of the Option Method perspective through the device of literary vignettes taken from classic literature and altered to create an Option dialogue in each story.
Frank Mosca, 2001
9
Intricate Ethics : Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible ...
Suppose that the wrongness of the act that wrongs someone need not essentially make reference to ''inability to justify to'' or to ''rejectability by,'' even if wronging should make reference to these things. Then the wrongness of acts that are ...
F. M. Kamm Professor of Philosophy Harvard University, 2006
10
Oxford Studies in Metaethics
Notoriously, some of the prime accounts of moral wrongness leave it mysterious how we could know about it. Wrongness, we are told, is a property that some acts have, but not the kind of property that we can investigate by ordinary scientific ...
Russ Shafer-Landau, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONGNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrongness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Voices of Faith: Why does God let evil acts happen?
The tragic death of the nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., is another example of wrongness, of a free will ... «Chattanooga Times Free Press, Jun 15»
2
Heavily-armed Islamophobes protest outside Arizona mosque
“We should remind ourselves that we do not match wrongness with wrongness, but with grace and mercy and goodness,” Usama Shami told worshippers during ... «The National, May 15»
3
Combating the Inflation Cult
Point out the wrongness in ways designed to grab readers' attentions - with ridicule where appropriate, with snark and with names attached. This will get you ... «Truth-Out, Mar 15»
4
Grace Dent on TV: Mary Portas: Secret Shopper delves into a grim …
Mary's excursion this week, to Hallmark Foods near Slough, delivered a grim cornucopia of retail wrongness. That antique, four-day-old prawn cocktail will clutter ... «The Independent, Feb 15»
5
Consciousness and death's badness
1. Many think that the wrongness of killing has at least partly to do with the harm and/or badness of death. I assume that is right. 2. Many think that the harm ... «Practical Ethics, Feb 15»
6
The Presumption of Wrongness
I never quite understood how sitting on a box with my hands folded on my lap would make things dirty so I concluded that my wrongness and blackness were the ... «Huffington Post, Dec 14»
7
The Wrongness of Do Not Resuscitate Orders Being Ignored
Following a surprise inspection of Colchester General Hospital by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on Friday 14th November, it was reported that inspectors ... «Practical Ethics, Nov 14»
8
A Proposed Floating Cycleway on the Thames Is Hilarious—and …
It's a whole club sandwich of wrongness, made up of many delectable layers of stupid. For a start, there's that cost. For that kind of money, London could create a ... «CityLab, Oct 14»
9
Peter MacKay: He's the Minister of Wrong Again
Mr. MacKay's tweet is a study in wrongness. He was wrong in his accusation, wrong to include video evidence of that wrongness and wrong to do it on Twitter ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 14»
10
The Wrongness of Torchwood & Recolourising Doctor Who
Kasterborous Doctor Who podKast The podKast is back this week with a spinoff of our hugely popular on-site discussion – thanks to Andy Frankham-Allen ... «Doctor Who UK Webzine, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wrongness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wrongness>. Jun 2021 ».
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