wrongdoing

noun
wrong·do·ing | \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-iŋ \

Definition of wrongdoing 

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

2 : an instance of doing wrong

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Examples of wrongdoing in a Sentence

The corporation's wrongdoings must be exposed. a local newspaper exposed the contractor's elaborate attempts to cover up his wrongdoings

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The 19-year-old acknowledged his wrongdoing, the Gazette reported, citing a probable cause affidavit. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Arkansas dad, 19, tried using extension cord shock to revive baby after smothering her, report says," 12 July 2018 Milwaukee did not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement, but Alderman Michael Murphy said resolving the case now would spare taxpayers millions of dollars more to continue the litigation. Ivan Moreno, chicagotribune.com, "Milwaukee to pay $3.4 million over police stop-and-frisk policy," 11 July 2018 Chafetz and Levine, who stepped away from OnBoard around 2004, say their employees weren't involved in bullying, and neither company admitted to breaking the law or committing any wrongdoing while working with the state. David Smiley, Joey Flechas And Danny Rivero, miamiherald, "Hustle and Flow: How Philip Levine made the money that’s financing his bid for governor," 10 July 2018 Milwaukee did not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement, but Alderman Michael Murphy said resolving the case now would spare taxpayers millions of dollars more to continue the litigation. NBC News, "Milwaukee to pay $3.4 million to settle 'stop-and-frisk' lawsuit," 10 July 2018 Milwaukee did not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement, but Alderman Michael Murphy said resolving the case now would spare taxpayers millions of dollars more to continue the litigation. Ivan Moreno, The Seattle Times, "Milwaukee to pay $3.4 mln over police stop-and-frisk policy," 10 July 2018 The powerful dissent of Justice Sotomayor makes clear ‘the serious costs to our democracy’ and great harm to underrepresented minority voters arising from the Court ignoring Republican wrongdoing. Kevin Diaz, San Antonio Express-News, "Supreme Court give Texas partial victory in racial gerrymandering case, state must redraw one district," 29 June 2018 The city and police department acknowledge no wrongdoing or truth to LaMark Muir’s claims under the settlement. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Hartford Settles Lawsuit Alleging Culture Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Within Police Department," 28 June 2018 The company, Den-Man Contractors, initially denied any wrongdoing to the city but documents obtained by the Free Press indicate a Detroit Police Department investigation found that the company was aware. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Text messages reveal illegal dumping by Detroit demo contractor," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of wrongdoing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wrongdoing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wrongdoing

: behavior that is morally or legally wrong

wrongdoing

noun
wrong·do·ing | \ ˈrȯŋ-ˈdü-iŋ \

Kids Definition of wrongdoing

: bad behavior or action

wrongdoing

noun
wrong·do·ing | \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌdü-iŋ \

Legal Definition of wrongdoing 

: injurious, criminal, or improper behavior denied any wrongdoing

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