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Definition of wronged

: being injured unjustly : suffering a wrong

Examples of wronged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, we are even made to sympathize with their adversaries, who regularly view themselves as deeply wronged or entitled to revenge. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 6 July 2022 Oh mighty one, in the name of St. Elgin, lessen the burden of former Lakers who feel wronged. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 25 Apr. 2022 It’s a string of semi-obnoxious affectations, generally in the service of making Rand into at least a semi-wronged and semi-justifiable figure. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2022 Experts shared growing concern about chatter around a unifying message of people who feel wronged -- by those in power, by the political system and by Big Tech. Sara Sidner And Mallory Simon, CNN, 16 Jan. 2021 The paintings on show include a significant proportion of wronged or vengeful women. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, 10 Jan. 2021 The title refers to the security guard who foiled the 1996 Centennial Park bombing, then turned into the lead suspect of the FBI’s investigation, and was ultimately proven a wronged man. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 29 Apr. 2020 But the most stunning performance comes from Pugh, who ignited 2017’s Lady Macbeth with her chilling portrayal of a wronged woman exacting her revenge on the world of men. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, 20 June 2019 In the ensuing months, the president has often invoked the case at fiery rallies, insisting that Kavanaugh was the wronged party. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of wronged

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wronged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wronged. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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