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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. The martyr cannot be dishonored.
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.
eds., 1999) (arguing that psychiatry examines wrongdoers for a psychological condition, not a normative one).
An elaborate series of experiments might determine whether guilt over past crimes (or crime-motivating rage) made wrongdoers more vulnerable to disease than less-guilty-feeling controls are.
While the board has sometimes been handicapped by its lack of statutory power, the SEC has never been found wanting in its power to punish wrongdoers in the accounting arena.
The class definition including non-resident plaintiffs, as proposed by the plaintiffs, meets the aims of the (class action statute) of promoting access to justice, judicial economy and the modification of behaviour of wrongdoers."
Criticisms of consequentialist approaches center on worries that social utility will take precedence over wrongdoers' rights or even lead to the punishment of innocents.
"All the wrongdoers will be punished, and we will make sure not to put any file aside or cover up for any person," the Minister affirmed.
They demanded an audit into expanses of the chamber, voters list, and income from awards so that the wrongdoers could be punished and a free and fair election could be ensured.