: being injured unjustly : suffering a wrong

Examples of wronged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bald and rotund, Dublish projects the resigned air of a man terribly wronged but too beaten to protest. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2010 Debicki is very strong in a role that would challenge any performer; Emma Corrin absorbed all of the marital misuse that made Diana come to feel wronged, while Debicki is left to handle the aftermath. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 5 Nov. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wronged was in the 15th century

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“Wronged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wronged. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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