- US Pronunciation
- US IPA
- UK Pronunciation
- UK IPA
- [rawng, rong]
- /rɔŋ, rɒŋ/
- US Pronunciation
- US IPA
- [rawng, rong]
- /rɔŋ, rɒŋ/
Definitions of wrong word
- adjective wrong not in accordance with what is morally right or good: a wrong deed. 1
- adjective wrong deviating from truth or fact; erroneous: a wrong answer. 1
- adjective wrong not correct in action, judgment, opinion, method, etc., as a person; in error: You are wrong to blame him. 1
- adjective wrong not proper or usual; not in accordance with requirements or recommended practice: the wrong way to hold a golf club. 1
- adjective wrong out of order; awry; amiss: Something is wrong with the machine. 1
- adjective wrong not suitable or appropriate: He always says the wrong thing. 1
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Origin of wrong
First appearance:before 1100
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1100; (adj.) Middle English wrong, wrang, Old English wrang, perhaps < Old Danish wrang; compare Danish vrang wrong, Old Norse rangr awry; (v. and adv.) Middle English, derivative of the adj.; (noun) Middle English; Old English wrang, derivative of the adj.; akin to wring
Parts of speech for Wrong
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
Synonyms for wrong
- insult — to treat or speak to insolently or with contemptuous rudeness; affront.
- injure — to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.
- wound — the act of winding.
- harm — a U.S. air-to-surface missile designed to detect and destroy radar sites by homing on their emissions.
- ill-treat — to treat badly; maltreat; abuse.
- sin — the 12th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
- crime — A crime is an illegal action or activity for which a person can be punished by law.
- injury — harm or damage that is done or sustained: to escape without injury.
- injustice — the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.
- offence — a violation or breaking of a social or moral rule; transgression; sin.
- astray — out of the correct path or direction
- amiss — If you say that something is amiss, you mean there is something wrong.
- incorrectly — not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.
- wrongly — not in accordance with what is morally right or good: a wrong deed.
- afield — away from one's usual surroundings or home (esp in the phrase far afield)
- incorrect — not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.
- mistaken — wrongly conceived, held, or done: a mistaken antagonism.
- erroneous — Wrong; incorrect.
- awry — If something goes awry, it does not happen in the way it was planned.
- bad — Something that is bad is unpleasant, harmful, or undesirable.
Antonyms for wrong
- compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.
- aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
- assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.
- benefit — The benefit of something is the help that you get from it or the advantage that results from it.
- commend — If you commend someone or something, you praise them formally.
- accuracy — The accuracy of information or measurements is their quality of being true or correct, even in small details.
- certainty — Certainty is the state of being definite or of having no doubts at all about something.
- correction — Corrections are marks or comments made on a piece of work, especially school work, which indicate where there are mistakes and what are the right answers.
- equity — The quality of being fair and impartial.
- fairness — the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness: I have to admit, in all fairness, that she would only be paid for part of the work.
- suitable — such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.
- ok — all right; proceeding normally; satisfactory or under control: Things are OK at the moment.
- accurate — careful and exact
- correct — If something is correct, it is in accordance with the facts and has no mistakes.
- honest — honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.
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