wrong

wrong
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
I
adj. immoral (see wrong); mistaken, unfactual; unsuitable, improper. See error, disagreement. — n. evil, harm, injury. See wrong, malevolence.
II
Deviation from moral right
Nouns
1. wrong, wrongfulness, injustice, imposition, oppression, corruption, foul play; illegality, miscarriage of justice. See error.
2. wrongdoing, wickedness, sinfulness, badness, evil, sin, vice, iniquity, immorality, guilt, reprehensibility, miscreancy, improbity; blackguardism; transgression, felony, trespass, misdeed, misbehavior, misdoing, indiscretion, crime, violation, offense, misdemeanor, tort, injury, grievance, outrage, the matter, malefaction, shame, blame.
3. wrongdoer, transgressor (see evildoer).
Verbs
1. wrong, harm, injure, damage, maltreat, mistreat, ill-treat, abuse, hit below the belt, oppress, persecute, outrage, offend, dishonor, misserve, do wrong to, do injury to, do injustice to, get at, treat unjustly, sin against; scandalize.
2. do wrong, transgress, be unjust, be inequitable, show partiality.
Adjectives
1. wrongful], bad, evil, immoral, sinful, wicked, vicious, grievous, iniquitous, scandalous, reprehensible, blameworthy, guilty, criminal; harmful, deleterious, injurious, hurtful, detrimental, pernicious, perverse, perverted.
2. unjust, unfair (see injustice); unreasonable, unallowable, impermissible; unjustified, unlawful, illegal; illegitimate.
Adverbs — wrong[ly], falsely, in the wrong; improperly, faultily, amiss, awry, bad; mistakenly, erroneously, inaccurately, incorrectly, in error.
Phrases — no peace for the wicked; the more you stir the worse it stinks; two wrongs don't make a right.
Quotations — The wages of sin is death (Bible), Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways (Shakespeare), We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep (Book of Common Prayer), For the sin ye do by two and two ye must pay for by one and one! (Rudyard Kipling).
Antonyms, see rightness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Immoral]
Syn. evil, sinful, illegal, wicked, naughty, salacious, base, indecent, risqué, blasphemous, ungodly, amoral, dissolute, dissipated, wanton, profane, sacrilegious, depraved, corrupt, profligate, shady*, low-down*, smutty*.
Ant. righteous*, virtuous, good.
2. [Inaccurate]
Syn. inexact, erroneous, sophistical, mistaken, in error, incorrect, fallacious, untrue, erring, astray, amiss, ungrounded, spurious, unsubstantial, unsound, erratic, deceiving one self, in the wrong, under an error, beside the mark, laboring under a false impression, out of line, at fault, to no purpose, not right, awry, faulty, mishandled, miscalculated, misfigured, misconstructed, misconstrued, misfashioned, mismade, altered, not precise, perverse, anachronistic, at fault in one's reckoning, wide of the mark, not according to the facts, abounding in error, badly estimated, beyond, the range of probable error, a mile off*, all off*, gummed up*, crazy*.
Ant. accurate*, correct, exact.
3. [Inappropriate]
Syn. unfitted, ill-fitting, disproportionate, out of focus, off balance, misplaced, awkward, gauche, ill-advised, improper, unsuitable, incongruous.
Ant. fit*, suitable, appropriate.
4. [Referring to a side to be kept from view]
Syn. reverse, back, obverse, opposite, inside.
n.
1. [Injustice]
Syn. vice, sin, misdemeanor, crime, immorality, turpitude, indecency, transgression, misdeed, unfairness, imposition, oppression, foul play, prejudice, bias, favor, unlawful practice, villainy, delinquency, misdoing, error, miscarriage, mistake, blunder, offense, faux pas (French), wrongdoing, violation, tort.
Ant. right*, justice, fairness.
2. [An injury]
Syn. hurt, persecution, injustice, malevolence, cruelty, libel, abuse, harm, damage, spite, slander, false report, slight, misusage, outrage, inhumanity, over-presumption, insult, discourtesy, raw deal*, bum steer*, dirt*.
Ant. kindness*, good deed, consideration.
v.
Syn. hurt, oppress, defame, persecute, abuse, aggrieve, mistreat, misuse, use, exploit, take advantage of; see also abuse 1 .
Syn.- wrong implies the inflicting of unmerited injury or harm upon another [ he was wronged by false charges ] ; oppress implies a burdening with harsh, rigorous impositions or the cruel or unjust use of power [oppressed by heavy taxation ] ; persecute suggests constant harassment or the relentless infliction of cruelty and suffering [ the persecuted minorities of Nazi Germany ] ; aggrieve suggests just or legitimate grounds for complaint or resentment for wrongs or injuries done [aggrieved by the company's ill-treatment of him ] ; abuse suggests improper or hurtful treatment, as by the use of harsh punishment or insulting or coarse language [ felt abused by his father's constant haranguing ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
wrongdoing, sin, crime, offense, misdeed, injustice, evil, insult, wicked act, inequity, infraction, mistake, blunder, oversight.
II
v.
hurt, injure, insult, offend, commit a crime against, sin against, abuse, mistreat, exploit, use, aggrieve, transgress, malign, dishonor, defame, slur.
III
a.
1. incorrect inaccurate, imprecise, faulty, erroneous, false, mistaken, untrue, off, amiss, erring, unsound, *wide of the mark, *off base, *barking up the wrong tree, *all wet.
2. immoral bad, improper, unethical, sinful, illegal, criminal, corrupt, dishonest, crooked, wicked, naughty, felonious, dishonorable, reprehensible.
3. inappropriate unsuitable, inapt, improper, unfitting, unseemly, unbecoming, malapropos.
4. out of order amiss, awry, out of kilter, *out of whack, *haywire.
5. reverse back.
ANT.: 1. correct, accurate, exact, precise. 2. good, virtuous, righteous, moral. 3. appropriate, apropos, suitable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Containing an error or errors: erroneous, fallacious, false, inaccurate, incorrect, mistaken, off, unsound, untrue. Idioms: all wet, in error, off base, off (or wide of) the mark. See CORRECT. 2. Devoid of truth: counterfactual, false, specious, spurious, truthless, untrue, untruthful. See TRUE. 3. Morally objectionable: bad, black, evil, immoral, iniquitous, peccant, reprobate, sinful, vicious, wicked. See RIGHT. 4. Not in accordance with what is usual or expected: amiss, astray, awry, sour. See SURPRISE, THRIVE. 5. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness: brainsick, crazy, daft, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unbalanced, unsound. Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony. Slang: bananas, batty, buggy, cuckoo, fruity, loco, nuts, nutty, screwy, wacky. Chiefly British: crackers. Law: non compos mentis. Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off (or out of) one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad. See SANE. II adverb Not in the right way or on the proper course: afield, amiss, astray, awry. See THRIVE. III noun 1. A wicked act or wicked behavior: crime, deviltry, diablerie, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, offense, peccancy, sin, wickedness, wrongdoing. See RIGHT. 2. That which is morally bad or objectionable: evil, iniquity, peccancy, sin, wickedness. See RIGHT. 3. Lack of justice: inequity, iniquity, injustice, unfairness, unjustness. See LAW, RIGHT. 4. An act that is not just: disservice, inequity, injustice, raw deal. Law: injury. See LAW, RIGHT. IV verb To do a wrong to; treat unjustly: aggrieve, oppress, outrage, persecute. See RIGHT.

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