Synonyms for wrong

Synonyms for (noun) wrong

Synonyms: wrong, legal injury, damage

Definition: any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

Similar words: injury

Definition: wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

Synonyms: wrong, wrongfulness

Definition: that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law

Usage: he feels that you are in the wrong

Similar words: unjustness, injustice

Definition: the practice of being unjust or unfair

Synonyms for (verb) wrong

Synonyms: wrong

Definition: treat unjustly; do wrong to

Similar words: do by, treat, handle

Definition: interact in a certain way

Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently

Synonyms for (adj) wrong

Synonyms: incorrect, wrong, faulty

Definition: characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

Usage: he submitted a faulty report; an incorrect transcription; the wrong side of the road

Similar words: inaccurate

Definition: not exact

Usage: an inaccurate translation; the thermometer is inaccurate

Synonyms: improper, wrong

Definition: not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

Usage: said all the wrong things

Similar words: inappropriate

Definition: not suitable for a particular occasion etc

Usage: noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness; inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach; put inappropriate pressure on them

Synonyms: wrong, incorrect

Definition: not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth

Usage: an incorrect calculation; the report in the paper is wrong; your information is wrong; the clock showed the wrong time; found themselves on the wrong road; based on the wrong assumptions

Similar words: erroneous

Definition: containing or characterized by error

Usage: erroneous conclusions

Similar words: fallacious

Definition: based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information

Usage: fallacious hope

Similar words: false, mistaken

Definition: arising from error

Usage: a false assumption; a mistaken view of the situation

Synonyms: wrong

Definition: based on or acting or judging in error

Usage: it is wrong to think that way

Similar words: wrongheaded

Definition: obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion

Usage: a wrongheaded policy

Synonyms: wrong, amiss, awry, haywire

Definition: not functioning properly

Usage: something is amiss; has gone completely haywire; something is wrong with the engine

Similar words: nonfunctional, malfunctioning

Definition: not performing or able to perform its regular function

Usage: a malfunctioning valve

Synonyms: ill-timed, unseasonable, untimely, wrong

Definition: badly timed

Usage: an ill-timed intervention; you think my intrusion unseasonable; an untimely remark; it was the wrong moment for a joke

Similar words: inopportune

Definition: not opportune

Usage: arrived at a most inopportune hour; an inopportune visit

Synonyms: wrong

Definition: used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward

Usage: socks worn wrong side out

Similar words: inside

Definition: relating to or being on the side closer to the center or within a defined space

Usage: he reached into his inside jacket pocket; inside out; an inside pitch is between home plate and the batter

Synonyms: incorrect, wrong

Definition: not in accord with established usage or procedure

Usage: the wrong medicine; the wrong way to shuck clams; it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts

Similar words: improper

Definition: not suitable or right or appropriate

Usage: slightly improper to dine alone with a married man; improper medication; improper attire for the golf course

Synonyms: wrong

Definition: contrary to conscience or morality or law

Usage: it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor; cheating is wrong; it is wrong to lie

Similar words: vicious, reprehensible, condemnable, criminal, deplorable

Definition: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

Usage: a criminal waste of talent; a deplorable act of violence; adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

Similar words: immoral, base

Definition: not adhering to ethical or moral principles

Usage: base and unpatriotic motives; a base, degrading way of life; cheating is dishonorable; they considered colonialism immoral; unethical practices in handling public funds

Similar words: misguided, mistaken

Definition: wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment

Usage: well-meaning but misguided teachers; a mistaken belief; mistaken identity

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