wrongdoing

noun wrong·do·ing \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-iŋ \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of wrongdoing

1 : evil or improper behavior or action
  • cleared of any wrongdoing
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

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First Known Use of wrongdoing

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WRONGDOING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of wrongdoing for English Language Learners

  • : behavior that is morally or legally wrong


WRONGDOING Defined for Kids

wrongdoing

noun wrong·do·ing \ ˈrȯŋ-ˈdü-iŋ \

Definition of wrongdoing for Students

: bad behavior or action

Law Dictionary

wrongdoing

noun wrong·do·ing \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-iŋ \

legal Definition of wrongdoing

: injurious, criminal, or improper behavior
  • denied any wrongdoing


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