: speaking, acting, or judging in a way that does not agree with the facts or truth
: not suitable or appropriate for a particular purpose, situation, or person
Full Definition of WRONG
: not according to the moral standard :sinful, immoral<thought that war was wrong>
: not right or proper according to a code, standard, or convention :improper<it was wrong not to thank your host>
: not according to truth or facts :incorrect<gave a wrong date>
: not satisfactory (as in condition, results, health, or temper)
: not in accordance with one's needs, intent, or expectations <took the wrong bus>
: of, relating to, or constituting the side of something that is usually held to be opposite to the principal one, that is the one naturally or by design turned down, inward, or away, or that is the least finished or polished
As the wronged party, you have the right to sue for damages.
First Known Use of WRONG
Synonym Discussion of WRONG
wrong, oppress, persecute, aggrieve mean to injure unjustly or outrageously. wrong implies inflicting injury either unmerited or out of proportion to what one deserves <a penal system that had wronged him>. oppress suggests inhumane imposing of burdens one cannot endure or exacting more than one can perform <a people oppressed by a warmongering tyrant>. persecute implies a relentless and unremitting subjection to annoyance or suffering <a child persecuted by constant criticism>. aggrieve implies suffering caused by an infringement or denial of rights <a legal aid society representing aggrieved minority groups>.