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wrongdoing

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noun wrong·do·ing \-ˌdü-iŋ\

Simple Definition of wrongdoing

  • : behavior that is morally or legally wrong

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wrongdoing

  1. 1 :  evil or improper behavior or action <cleared of any wrongdoing>

  2. 2 :  an instance of doing wrong

Examples of wrongdoing in a sentence

  1. The corporation's wrongdoings must be exposed.

  2. <a local newspaper exposed the contractor's elaborate attempts to cover up his wrongdoings>



14th Century

First Known Use of wrongdoing

14th century

Rhymes with wrongdoing


WRONGDOING Defined for Kids

wrongdoing

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noun wrong·do·ing \ˈrȯŋ-ˈdü-iŋ\

Definition of wrongdoing for Students

  1. :  bad behavior or action




Law Dictionary

wrongdoing

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noun wrong·do·ing \ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-iŋ\

Legal Definition of wrongdoing

  1. :  injurious, criminal, or improper behavior <denied any wrongdoing>





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