wrongly
adverb see wrong II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrongly — adverb 1 incorrectly or in a way that is not based on facts: You re holding the racket wrongly. | Matthew was wrongly diagnosed as having a brain tumour. 2 in a way that is unfair or immoral: wrongly convicted/imprisoned/accused/blamed: Human… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrongly — wrong|ly [ˈrɔŋli US ˈro:ŋ ] adv 1.) not correctly or in a way that is not based on facts ≠ ↑rightly ▪ Matthew was wrongly diagnosed as having a brain tumour. ▪ His name had been wrongly spelt. 2.) in a way that is unfair or immoral ≠ ↑rightly ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrongly — wrong|ly [ rɔŋli ] adverb * not correctly, or by mistake: The two women were wrongly accused of murder. I filled in the form wrongly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wrongly */ — UK [ˈrɒŋlɪ] / US [ˈrɔŋlɪ] adverb not correctly, or by mistake The two women were wrongly accused of murder. I filled in the form wrongly …   English dictionary

  • wrongly — adverb /ˈrɒŋli,ˈrɔːŋli/ a) In an unfair or immoral manner; unjustly. I wrongly assumed that it would be an easy job. b) Incorrectly; by error. Syn: incorrectly, mistakenly …   Wiktionary

  • wrongly — See wrong, wrongly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • wrongly — adv. Wrongly is used with these verbs: ↑accuse, ↑act, ↑advise, ↑attribute, ↑believe, ↑claim, ↑convict, ↑diagnose, ↑execute, ↑identify, ↑imply, ↑imprison …   Collocations dictionary

  • wrongly — wrong ► ADJECTIVE 1) not correct or true; mistaken or in error. 2) unjust, dishonest, or immoral. 3) in a bad or abnormal condition; amiss. ► ADVERB 1) in a mistaken or undesirable manner or direction. 2) with an incorrect result. ► …   English terms dictionary

  • wrongly — adverb 1. without justice or fairness (Freq. 1) wouldst not play false and yet would wrongly win Shakespeare • Derived from adjective: ↑wrong 2. in an inaccurate manner (Freq. 1) he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had… …   Useful english dictionary

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