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

wrong′ful·ly adv.
wrong′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wrongfulness - that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"
unjustness, injustice - the practice of being unjust or unfair
rightfulness, right - anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
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(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?
incorrectly. I think I may have spelt her name wrong.
that which is not morally correct. He does not know right from wrong.
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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According to court records, Baumgartner's attorneys cited her history of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, and said she was not able to appreciate the wrongfulness of her conduct when she stabbed Danie Morgan 120 times during an altercation in his apartment.
The legislation "acknowledges the wrongfulness and discriminatory effect of past convictions for certain historical sexual offences" by pardoning people convicted of those offences and providing a legal process for convictions to be disregarded.
The only alternative explanation for the serious wrongfulness of sexual deception like D'Artagnan's of Milady that Dougherty considers is that it is harmful, which he persuasively argues is inadequate.
wrongfulness of his conduct or exercise appropriate judgment or
Cohen doesn't address this concern in his brief discussion of what constitutes wrongfulness.
TheUnited States' abstention on a resolution to end its economic embargo onCuba--a first after opposing it for 24 years--is an implicit acknowledgement of the wrongfulness of such a measure.
They agreed he "either lacked substantial capacity to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law or lacked substantial capacity to appreciate its wrongfulness conduct".
Bhutta was acquitted because of the special defence that "he was by reason of mental illness unable to appreciate the wrongfulness of his crime at the time".
There may be a factual dispute as to the wrongfulness of Respondents' conduct; however, there can be no dispute that the same conduct was intentional.
9] The decision of the SA courts regarding the wrongfulness of the doctor's conduct will be based on the values in the Constitution.
Jamie Adams, defending, said: "He is not making excuses for it and he accepts totally the wrongfulness of what he has done.