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
The corporation's wrongdoings must be exposed.
a local newspaper exposed the contractor's elaborate attempts to cover up his wrongdoings
Recent Examples of wrongdoing from the Web
Many countries have broken the non-virtuous cycle of corruption by setting up special agencies to probe such wrongdoing and to help create a tipping point in public sentiments against graft.
At the time, prosecutors said the raids were meant to help determine who was responsible for the American wrongdoing.
Gruevski denied wrongdoing but resigned under pressure from the European Union, which has continuously criticized the Balkan country for its weak rule of law, citing the state capture of the judiciary, regulatory agencies and media outlets.
Trump has called the Russia probe a witch hunt and denied any wrongdoing.
Pierce denied any wrongdoing, according to authorities.
O’Shea wrote on Jan. 31 in response to a post about officers in the Mann shooting being cleared of wrongdoing by the Sacramento County district attorney.
Both Richard and Humphreys have vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
Williams has denied any knowledge of wrongdoing, but McCants has stuck to his claims.
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First Known Use of wrongdoing
WRONGDOING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wrongdoing for English Language Learners
: behavior that is morally or legally wrong
WRONGDOING Defined for Kids
Definition of wrongdoing for Students
: bad behavior or action
Legal Definition of wrongdoing
: injurious, criminal, or improper behavior denied any wrongdoing
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