wrong+act

  • 1 wrong — 1 n 1: a violation of the rights of another; esp: tort 2: something (as conduct, practices, or qualities) contrary to justice, goodness, equity, or law the difference between right and wrong wrong 2 vt: to do a wrong to …

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  • 2 wrong — [rôŋ] adj. [ME, crooked, twisted, wrong < OE wrang < ON rangr, wrangr, wrong, twisted: for IE base see WRING] 1. not in accordance with justice, law, morality, etc.; unlawful, immoral, or improper 2. not in accordance with an established… …

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  • 3 Wrong — (?; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wronged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wronging}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 wrong´ful|ness — wrong|ful «RNG fuhl, RONG », adjective. 1. wrong: »Cruelty is always a wrongful act. 2. a) that is contrary to law, statute, or established rule; unlawful; illegal: »Rebellion is a wrongful act unless the rebels win. b) having no legal right or… …

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  • 5 wrong´ful|ly — wrong|ful «RNG fuhl, RONG », adjective. 1. wrong: »Cruelty is always a wrongful act. 2. a) that is contrary to law, statute, or established rule; unlawful; illegal: »Rebellion is a wrongful act unless the rebels win. b) having no legal right or… …

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  • 6 wrong|ful — «RNG fuhl, RONG », adjective. 1. wrong: »Cruelty is always a wrongful act. 2. a) that is contrary to law, statute, or established rule; unlawful; illegal: »Rebellion is a wrongful act unless the rebels win. b) having no legal right or claim.… …

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  • 7 Wrong — Wrong, n. [AS. wrang. See {Wrong}, a.] That which is not right. Specifically: (a) Nonconformity or disobedience to lawful authority, divine or human; deviation from duty; the opposite of moral {right}. [1913 Webster] When I had wrong and she the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 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. ► …

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  • 9 Wrong way driving — is the act of driving a motor vehicle against the direction of traffic. It is a serious problem associated with divided highways. In the United States, about 350 people are killed each year in accidents caused by drivers headed in the wrong… …

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  • 10 wrong-foot — [rôŋ′foot΄] vt. 〚< the practice in sports of causing an opponent to put weight on the wrong foot〛 Chiefly Brit. to confuse or disconcert so as to make less able to act or respond effectively, reasonably, etc. * * * …

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  • 11 wrong-foot — [rôŋ′foot΄] vt. [< the practice in sports of causing an opponent to put weight on the wrong foot] Chiefly Brit. to confuse or disconcert so as to make less able to act or respond effectively, reasonably, etc …

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  • 12 wrong — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I adj. immoral (see wrong); mistaken, unfactual; unsuitable, improper. See error, disagreement. n. evil, harm, injury. See wrong, malevolence. II Deviation from moral right Nouns 1. wrong, wrongfulness …

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  • 13 wrong — The infringement of a legal right belonging to a definite specific person. Kamm v Flink, 113 NJL 582, 175 A 62, 99 ALR 1. In common usage, an act in violation of a moral principle. The word, as the word injury, in law imports the invasion of a… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 wrong — /rɒŋ / (say rong) adjective 1. not in accordance with what is morally right or good. 2. deviating from truth or fact; erroneous. 3. not correct in action, judgement, opinion, method, etc., as a person; in error. 4. not in accordance with a code,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 Act of Contrition — The Act of Contrition is a prayer recited by the penitent during the Latin Rite Roman Catholic sacrament of Confession.It is also used by some believers as a private devotional as part a daily examination of conscience. Full textLatin:Deus meus,… …

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  • 16 wrong — adj 1. bad, immoral, sinful, peccant, wrongful; unlawful, illegal, lawless, illicit, law breaking, illegitimate, Inf. illegit, criminal, felonious, larcenous, delinquent; dishonest, corrupt, crooked, malfeasant, misfeasant, degenerate, depraved,… …

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  • 17 wrong — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, aberrancy, aberrant, aberration, abnormal, abominable, abomination, abroad, abuse, accursed, adrift, afflict, afield, aggrieve, all abroad, all off, all wet, all wrong, amiss, arrant, askew, astray, at fault …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 wrong — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wrang, from *wrang, adjective, wrong Date: before 12th century 1. a. an injurious, unfair, or unjust act ; action or conduct inflicting harm without due provocation or just cause b. a violation… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 Wrong-way driving — Fatalities caused by wrong way driving in the United States, 1996–2000 Wrong way driving is the act of driving a motor vehicle against the direction of traffic. It can occur on either one or two way roads (in the latter case, arising from driving …

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  • 20 Wrong Way Corrigan — Douglas Corrigan Douglas Corrigan (* 22. Januar 1907 in Galveston; † 9. Dezember 1995 in Santa Ana) war ein US amerikanischer Flugpionier, der nach einem Transatlantikflug 1938 als „Wrong Way Corrigan“ („Falsche Richtung Corr …

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