Webster 1913 Edition
wrang, a. & n., AS.
wrang, n.; originally, awry, wrung, fr.
wringanto wring; akin to D.
rangrawry, wrong. See
Wyclif (Lev. xxi. 19).
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;
wronginclinations and desires.
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
wrongend uppermost; to take the
I have deceived you both; I have directed you to
Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous;
Designed to be worn or placed inward;
wrongside of a garment or of a piece of cloth
Syn. – Injurious; unjust; faulty; detrimental; incorrect; erroneous; unfit; unsuitable.
In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
wrongfor one that writes amiss.
That which is not right.Specifically:
Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; – the opposite of moral
When I had
wrongand she the right.
One spake much of right and
Deviation or departure from truth or fact; state of falsity; error;
as, to be in the.
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.
Friend, I do thee no
Matt. xx. 18.
As the king of England can do no
wrong, so neither can he do right but in his courts and by his courts.
The obligation to redress a
wrongis at least as binding as that of paying a debt.
☞ Wrongs, legally, are private or public. Private wrongs are civil injuries, immediately affecting individuals; public wrongs are crimes and misdemeanors which affect the community.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
He that sinneth . . .
wrongethhis own soul.
Prov. viii. 36.
To impute evil to unjustly;
as, if you suppose me capable of a base act, you.
I rather choose
Than I will
wrongthe dead, to
wrongmyself and you,
Than I will
wrongsuch honorable men.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
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.
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. Philemon 18.
2.To do injustice to by imputation; to impute evil unjustly. If you suppose me capable of a base act, you wrong me.