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wrong·do·er

 (rông′do͞o′ər, rŏng′-)
n.
One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.

wrong′do′ing n.

wrongdoing

(ˈrɒŋˌduːɪŋ)
n
(Law) the act or an instance of doing something immoral or illegal

wrong•do•ing

(ˈrɔŋˌdu ɪŋ, -ˈdu-, ˈrɒŋ-)

n.
1. wrong, evil, or blameworthy behavior.
2. a misdeed; sin.
[1470–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrongdoing - departure from what is ethically acceptable
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
2.wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil lawwrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
brutalisation, brutalization - the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
usurpation, encroachment, trespass, violation, intrusion - entry to another's property without right or permission
civil wrong, tort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
malversation - misconduct in public office
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
dereliction - willful negligence
malfeasance - wrongful conduct by a public official
misfeasance - doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner
malpractice - a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; "he charged them with electoral malpractices"
malpractice - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage; "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"
perversion - the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); "it was a perversion of justice"
injury - wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted
injury - an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
infliction - an act causing pain or damage
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
knavery, dishonesty - lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
falsification, misrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts
champerty - an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded; "soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"
criminal maintenance, maintenance - the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community; "unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"
infringement, violation - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

wrongdoing

noun crime, vice, corruption, guilt, misconduct, delinquency, wickedness, iniquity, illegality, villainy, lawbreaking, malefaction The authorities haven't found any evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

wrongdoing

noun
2. Improper, often rude behavior:
Translations
إساءَه، ظُلْم، إعْتِداء، مُخالَفَه
forseelse
törvénysértés
misgerî
páchanie zla
yasa dışı hareket

wrongdoing

[ˈrɒŋˌduːɪŋ] Nmaldad f (Rel) → pecado m
he will be punished for his wrongdoingsse le castigará por su maldad

wrongdoing

[ˈrɒŋduːɪŋ] nactes mpl répréhensibles criminal wrongdoingwrong-foot [ˌrɒŋˈfʊt] vtprendre à contre-pied

wrongdoing

nMissetaten pl; (single act) → Missetat f, → Übeltat f; financial wrongdoingfinanzielle Manipulationen plor Unregelmäßigkeiten pl

wrongdoing

[ˈrɒŋˌduːɪŋ] nmalefatta, misfatto

wrong

(roŋ) adjective
1. having an error or mistake(s); incorrect. The child gave the wrong answer; We went in the wrong direction.
2. incorrect in one's answer(s), opinion(s) etc; mistaken. I thought Singapore was south of the Equator, but I was quite wrong.
3. not good, not morally correct etc. It is wrong to steal.
4. not suitable. He's the wrong man for the job.
5. not right; not normal. There's something wrong with this engine; What's wrong with that child – why is she crying?
adverb
incorrectly. I think I may have spelt her name wrong.
noun
that which is not morally correct. He does not know right from wrong.
verb
to insult or hurt unjustly. You wrong me by suggesting that I'm lying.
ˈwrongful adjective
not lawful or fair. wrongful dismissal from a job.
ˈwrongfully adverb
ˈwrongfulness noun
ˈwrongly adverb
1. incorrectly. The letter was wrongly addressed.
2. unjustly. I have been wrongly treated.
ˈwrongdoer noun
a person who does wrong or illegal things. The wrongdoers must be punished.
ˈwrongdoing noun
do (someone) wrong
to insult (someone), treat (someone) unfairly etc.
do wrong
to act incorrectly or unjustly. You did wrong to punish him.
go wrong
1. to go astray, badly, away from the intended plan etc. Everything has gone wrong for her in the past few years.
2. to stop functioning properly. The machine has gone wrong – I can't get it to stop!
3. to make a mistake. Where did I go wrong in that sum?
in the wrong
guilty of an error or injustice. She is completely blameless. You're the one who's in the wrong!
References in classic literature ?
After that it would be but a short time before he had surrounded the Arab stronghold and punished the motley crew of wrongdoers who inhabited it.
The inviolate spirit turns their spite against the wrongdoers.
It is because people think only about their own business, and won't trouble themselves to stand up for the oppressed, nor bring the wrongdoer to light.
The idea that the great national hero of the hour had arrested a wrongdoer with his own hand doubtless had its weight with the police, who are not without elements of the journalist.
unidentified wrongdoers painted a graffiti in red spray paint on several paintings in a cave in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said Tuesday, according dpa.
I have joined thousands of other citizens in emailing the Serious Fraud Office urging them to prosecute any wrongdoers and demand they start investigating HSBC for criminal conduct.
THE NATIONAL REFORM Council (NRC) committee on legal and justice affairs is looking to propose the use of electronic monitoring devices as a government policy, as it may be a good way of rehabilitating wrongdoers and facilitate overcrowding in prisons.
It argues that punitive damages lose some of their appeal when leached of their retributivist content because, research in the field of moral psychology suggests, preventing future misconduct by other potential wrongdoers is not as psychologically satisfying as seeing the individual wrongdoer receive her just deserts.
Hackard is the principal attorney of Hackard Law, a Sacramento-area law firm suing wrongdoers in wrongful death, catastrophic injury and financial elder abuse litigation.
Public punishment of wrongdoers will help stonewall recurrence of such dirty events in the future," he concluded.
The intention is to help resolve conflicts caused by crime and anti-social behaviour, and bring together victims and wrongdoers in a safe environment to reach an agreed outcome, such as an apology, or reparation to repay the victim or community.
Summary: General Security announced Wednesday nearly 30 offenses it had followed up since the beginning of the month, in a bid to inform the public it was showing no leniency toward wrongdoers.