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wrong·ful

 (rông′fəl, rŏng′-)
adj.
1. Wrong or unjust: wrongful dismissal from a job.
2. Unlawful: wrongful search.

wrong′ful·ly adv.
wrong′ful·ness n.
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wrongful

(ˈrɒŋfʊl)
adj
(Law) immoral, unjust, or illegal
ˈwrongfully adv
ˈwrongfulness n
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wrong•ful

(ˈrɔŋ fəl, ˈrɒŋ-)

adj.
1. unjust or unfair: a wrongful act.
2. having no legal right; unlawful: a wrongful diversion of trust income.
[1275–1325]
wrong′ful•ly, adv.
wrong′ful•ness, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wrongful - having no legally established claimwrongful - having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne"
illegitimate - of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful
2.wrongful - unlawfully violating the rights of others; "wrongful death"; "a wrongful diversion of trust income"
unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
3.wrongful - not just or fair; "a wrongful act"; "a wrongful charge"
unjust - violating principles of justice; "unjust punishment"; "an unjust judge"; "an unjust accusation"
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wrongful

adjective improper, illegal, unfair, inappropriate, unlawful, illicit, immoral, unjust, illegitimate, unethical, groundless his protest at what he claims is his wrongful conviction for murder
just, legal, fair, moral, proper, legitimate, ethical, honourable, honest, rightful, lawful
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

wrongful

adjective
2. Of, involving, or being a crime:
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Translations
غَيْر قانوني، غَيْر جائِز، غَيْر عادِل
uretfærdig
jogtalan
óréttmætur

wrongful

[ˈrɒŋfʊl] ADJ
1. (= unjust) → injusto
wrongful dismissaldespido m improcedente
2. (= unlawful) → ilegal
wrongful arrestarresto m ilegal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wrongful

[ˈrɒŋfʊl] adj [arrest] → illégal(e); [conviction, imprisonment] → abusif/ive
wrongful dismissal → licenciement m abusif
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wrongful

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wrongful

[ˈrɒŋfʊl] adj (unjust, accusation) → ingiusto/a; (unlawful, arrest, imprisonment) → illegale, illecito/a
wrongful dismissal → licenziamento ingiustificato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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!
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