Synonyms of wrong


1. wrong, wrongfulness, injustice, unjustness

usage: that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"

2. wrong, legal injury, damage, injury

usage: any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right


1. wrong, treat, handle, do by

usage: treat unjustly; do wrong to


1. incorrect (vs. correct), wrong (vs. right), erroneous, fallacious, false, mistaken, false, improper, inaccurate

usage: 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"

2. wrong (vs. right), condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious, base, immoral, misguided, mistaken, evil, improper, immoral, unethical, unjust, wicked

usage: 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"

3. improper, wrong, inappropriate (vs. appropriate)

usage: not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "said all the wrong things"

4. amiss(predicate), awry(predicate), haywire, wrong(predicate), malfunctioning (vs. functioning), nonfunctional

usage: not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

5. wrong (vs. right), wrongheaded

usage: based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way"

6. wrong, incorrect, improper (vs. proper)

usage: not in accord with established usage or procedure; "the wrong medicine"; "the wrong way to shuck clams"; "it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts"

7. wrong, inside (vs. outside)

usage: used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; "socks worn wrong side out"

8. ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong, inopportune (vs. opportune)

usage: badly timed; "an ill-timed intervention"; "you think my intrusion unseasonable"; "an untimely remark"; "it was the wrong moment for a joke"

9. faulty, incorrect, wrong, inaccurate (vs. accurate)

usage: characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; "he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"


1. incorrectly, wrongly, wrong

usage: in an inaccurate manner; "he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly"; "she guessed wrong"

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Definition and meaning of wrong (Dictionary)