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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 ?
Wrongdoing always brings its own punishment, and when Jo most needed hers, she got it.
Minnie's face was not pleasant to see, for a coward detected at the moment of wrongdoing is not an object of delight.
He stood like an immovable obstacle against which no pressure could avail; an embodiment of what Arthur most shrank from believing in--the irrevocableness of his own wrongdoing.
When similar doubts had assailed him before, they had been the result of his own wrongdoing, and at the bottom of his heart he had felt that relief from his despair and from those doubts was to be found within himself.
By day and night the smoke rose in clouds from all the beaches of all the islands of Oolong as we paid the penalty of our wrongdoing.
Perhaps there are peasants who remove their neighbor's landmark without much scruple; or they may cut a few osiers that belong to some one else, if they happen to want some; but these are mere peccadilloes compared with the wrongdoing that goes on among a town population.
A theory of a sort, the same one by which I for instance consider that a single misdeed is permissible if the principal aim is right, a solitary wrongdoing and hundreds of good deeds
with its catalogue of wrongdoings and violence ever increasing until Aidos and Nemesis are forced to leave mankind who thenceforward shall have `no remedy against evil'.
Global Banking News-July 22, 2015--Senior lawyer to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by banking inquiry
The SEC now requires companies and individuals to admit wrongdoing as a non-negotiable condition of settlement in certain "egregious" cases.
London, June 01 ( ANI ): American golf ace Phil Mickelson, who is one of the US's richest and most-admired sportsmen, has reportedly denied any wrongdoing in insider trading after the FBI launched an investigation into the same.
Several studies have indicated that while up to three-quarters of employees have observed wrongdoing in the workplace, only about 55% of those who observe wrongdoing report it.