wrongly


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wrong

 (rông, rŏng)
adj.
1. Not in conformity with fact or truth; incorrect or erroneous: a wrong answer.
2.
a. Contrary to conscience, morality, or law: Stealing is wrong.
b. Unfair; unjust: The kids felt it was wrong when some got to go on the field trip but not others.
3. Not required, intended, or wanted: took a wrong turn.
4. Not fitting or suitable; inappropriate or improper: said the wrong thing.
5. Not in accord with established usage, method, or procedure: the wrong way to shuck clams.
6. Not functioning properly; amiss: What is wrong with the TV?
7. Designating the side, as of a garment, that is less finished and not intended to show: socks worn wrong side out.
adv.
1. In a wrong manner; mistakenly or erroneously: answered wrong.
2. In a wrong course or direction: turned wrong at the crossroads.
3. Immorally or unjustly: She acted wrong in lying.
n.
1.
a. An unjust, injurious, or immoral act: felt that he had been done a wrong.
b. That which is unjust, immoral, or improper: doesn't seem to know right from wrong.
c. The condition of being in error or at fault: I hate being in the wrong.
2.
a. An invasion or a violation of another's legal rights.
b. Law A tort.
tr.v. wronged, wrong·ing, wrongs
1. To treat (someone) unjustly or injuriously.
2. To discredit unjustly; malign: "those whom he had wronged with his bitter pen" (Evan I. Schwartz).
Idioms:
do (someone) wrong Informal
To be unfaithful or disloyal.
go wrong
1. To go amiss; turn out badly: What went wrong with their business?
2. To make a mistake or mistakes: parents wondering where they went wrong raising their child.
3. To behave immorally after a period of innocence or moral behavior: a young man who went wrong.

[Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wrong′er n.
wrong′ly adv.
wrong′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.wrongly - without justice or fairness; "wouldst not play false and yet would wrongly win"- Shakespeare
2.wrongly - in an inaccurate manner; "he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly"; "she guessed wrong"
aright, correctly, right - in an accurate manner; "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"

wrongly

adverb incorrectly, falsely, mistakenly, by mistake, erroneously, in error, inaccurately, fallaciously He was wrongly diagnosed as having a bone tumour.
Translations
بصورَةٍ خاطِئَهبصورَةٍ غَيْر عادِلَه
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napačnopo krivici
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wrongly

[ˈrɒŋlɪ] ADV
1. (= incorrectly) [believe, assume, diagnose] → equivocadamente
you have been wrongly informedle han informado mal
2. (= unjustly) [accuse, convict] → injustamente
see also rightly 2

wrongly

[ˈrɒŋli] adv
(= unjustly) [accuse, convict, imprison] → à tort; [treat] → injustement
(= incorrectly) [answer, do, count] → mal, incorrectement; [spell, translate] → mal; [assume, believe] → à tort; [diagnose] → à tort; [identify] → à tort
spelt wrongly, wrongly spelt → mal orthographié(e)
(= inappropriately) [dressed] → inadéquatement

wrongly

adv
(= unjustly, improperly)unrecht; punished, accusedzu Unrecht
(= incorrectly)falsch, verkehrt; maintainzu Unrecht; believefälschlicherweise

wrongly

[ˈrɒŋlɪ] adv (answer, do, count) → erroneamente; (treat) → ingiustamente; (accuse, dismiss) → a torto

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 ?
But in English, when we have used a word a couple of times in a paragraph, we imagine we are growing tautological, and so we are weak enough to exchange it for some other word which only approximates exactness, to escape what we wrongly fancy is a greater blemish.
Because I have been wrongly accused; and you, ma'am, and everybody else, will now think me wicked.
Suppose a letter has been wrongly directed by mistake?
I hastened to put myself between them, and to assure her that we would all take care that he should make the utmost restitution of everything he had wrongly got.
You philosophers who go searching for the meaning of life, thinkers reading so sadly, and let us hope so wrongly, the riddle of the world--life has but one meaning, the riddle but one answer--which is Love.
Monsieur, you act wrongly in endeavoring to mortify me," said D'Artagnan, in whom the natural quarrelsome spirit began to speak more loudly than his pacific resolutions.
I think you are wrongly informed, and know positively that, on the contrary, it is very fine weather in that direction.
This was to be a poignant retaliation upon the officer who had said "mule drivers," and later "mud diggers," for in all the wild graspings of his mind for a unit responsible for his sufferings and commo- tions he always seized upon the man who had dubbed him wrongly.
said Mazarin, writhing beneath this simple eloquence, "your majesty does not understand me; you judge my intentions wrongly, and that is partly because, doubtless, I explain myself in French.
As to your secret, I know it better than you do; and you have done wrongly, perhaps, in not having shown some respect for a very old and suffering man, who has labored much during his life, and kept the field for his ideas as bravely as you have for yours.
Tess was woman enough to realize from their avowals to herself that Angel Clare had the honour of all the dairymaids in his keeping, and her perception of his care to avoid compromising the happiness of either in the least degree bred a tender respect in Tess for what she deemed, rightly or wrongly, the self-controlling sense of duty shown by him, a quality which she had never expected to find in one of the opposite sex, and in the absence of which more than one of the simple hearts who were his house-mates might have gone weeping on her pilgrimage.
Under cover of the night, the feeble-minded beadle comes flitting about Chancery Lane with his summonses, in which every juror's name is wrongly spelt, and nothing rightly spelt but the beadle's own name, which nobody can read or wants to know.