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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rawng, rong]
    • /rɔŋ, rɒŋ/
    • /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

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Parts of speech for Wrong


wrong popularity

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

verb 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.

noun wrong

  • 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.

adverb wrong

  • 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)

adjective wrong

  • 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

verb 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.

noun wrong

  • 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.

adjective wrong

  • 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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