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Webster 1913 Edition


Wrongly

Wrong′ly

,
adv.
In a wrong manner; unjustly; erroneously; wrong; amiss;
as, he judges
wrongly
of my motives
.
“And yet wouldst wrongly win.”
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wrongly

WRONGLY

,
adv.
In a wrong manner; unjustly; amiss. He judges wrongly of my motives.

Definition 2023


wrongly

wrongly

English

Adverb

wrongly (comparative more wrongly, superlative most wrongly)

  1. In an unfair or immoral manner; unjustly.
  2. Incorrectly; by error.
    I wrongly assumed that it would be an easy job.

Usage notes

In American English, this word usually has a moral connotation, although it is not wrong to use "wrongly" as the opposite of "correctly".

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