wrongness


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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:
Noun1.wrongness - inappropriate conduct
improperness, impropriety - an improper demeanor
2.wrongness - contrary to conscience or morality
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
rightness - according with conscience or morality
3.wrongness - the quality of not conforming to fact or truth
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
erroneousness, error - inadvertent incorrectness
correctness, rightness - conformity to fact or truth
Translations

wrongness

[ˈrɒŋnɪs] N
1. (= unfairness) → injusticia f
2. (= incorrectness) [of answer] → lo incorrecto
3. (= evil) → maldad f

wrongness

n (= incorrectness)Unrichtigkeit f; (= unfairness)Ungerechtigkeit f; the wrongness of your behaviourdein falsches Benehmen
References in classic literature ?
What was wrong he did not know, yet he sensed the wrongness and watched suspiciously.
The opening is truly nightmarish, not only in its perfectly executed child's bedroom horror but in a deep feeling of uncanny wrongness that is something like the hideous, vivid incoherence of the worst dreams.
I observe them constantly worrying over the rightness and the wrongness of their decision.
My friend is not the first person to see the wrongness in this.
However, the sad fact is that despite the passion many of us feel towards the utter wrongness of the situation we have--for the most part--failed to make their issue the international cause celebre it deserves to be.
On the recent US air strikes in Syria, Lynch said that there was "great unanimity among civilized countries, including Kuwait and the US, over the wrongness of the horrific attack with chemical weapons.
Despite some hesitation, Andres follows Roman to a party, where he is overcome with a sense of wrongness.
Unfortunately, most of us are deeply programmed in the belief that there is 'right and wrong' that we jump, even if it's only in our mind, and judge and condemn others for what we perceive as their wrongness.
There's the plain wrongness of discarded and dried-out Play-Doh (that bland brown it goes, gah), the entirely black masterpieces, and the half-done peg fairies that drive me to boiling point.
Low self-esteem is the belief that there is something wrong with us, that we don't fit in, that others see this wrongness about us.
The market does not introduce wrongness where there was not any previously.
Deep down, it seems, Planck knew the wrongness of it all, but his allegiance to the state overwhelmed any impulse he might have had to stand up, speak out or leave.