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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) To impute evil to unjustly; as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.

(2): imp. of Wring. Wrung.

(3): ( a.) Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.

(4): ( a.) Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine or human; not suitable to the highest and best end; not morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a wrong practice; wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.

(5): ( a.) Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as, to hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way.

(6): ( a.) Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.

(7): ( adv.) In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.

(8): ( v. t.) To treat with injustice; to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from; to do undeserved harm to; to deal unjustly with; to injure.

(9): ( a.) Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose.

(10): ( a.) Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; - the opposite of moral right.

(11): ( a.) Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error; as, to be in the wrong.

(12): ( a.) Whatever deviates from moral rectitude; usually, an act that involves evil consequences, as one which inflicts injury on a person; any injury done to, or received from; another; a trespass; a violation of right.

(13): ( a.) That which is not right.

King James Dictionary [2]

Wrong, a. Literally wrung, twisted or turned from a straight line or even surface. Hence,

1. Not physically right not fit or suitable as the wrong side of a garment. You hold the book the wrong end uppermost. There may be something wrong in the construction of a watch or an edifice. 2. Not morally right that deviates from the line of rectitude prescribed by God not just or equitable not right or proper not legal erroneous as a wrong practice wrong ideas a wrong course of life wrong measures wrong inclinations and desires a wrong application of talents wrong judgment.  Habakkuk 1 . 3. Erroneous not according to truth as a wrong statement.

Wrong, n. Whatever deviates from moral rectitude any injury done to another a trespass a violation of right. Wrongs are private or public. Private wrongs are injuries, immediately affecting individuals public wrongs are crimes and misdemeanors which affect the community.

Sarai said to Abraham, my wrong be on thee.  Genesis 16 .

Friend, I do thee no wrong.  Matthew 20 .

The obligation to redress a wrong, is at least as binding as that of paying a debt.

Wrong, adv. Not rightly amiss morally : erroneously.

Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss.


1. To injure to treat with injustice to deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice from. We wrong a man, when we defraud him, and when we trespass on his property. We wrong a man, when we neglect to pay him his due.  Philippians 18 . 2. To do injustice to by imputation to impute evil unjustly. If you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.