wronged

adjective
\ ˈrȯŋd \

Definition of wronged 

: being injured unjustly : suffering a wrong

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In situations like those, a post-nup can try to protect against future betrayals of trust by transferring ownership of assets to the wronged partner. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Post-Nup Could Save Your Marriage," 2 Mar. 2017 Again and again, with the passion of a wronged man, Roth emphasized that his life had nothing to do with the material in most of his books. Nathan Heller, Vogue, "Remembering Philip Roth, Literary Risk-Taker," 23 May 2018 The wronged husband took the couple to court to end the affair and in retaliation the stonemason placed the horned bull facing the shop to remind the baker who his wife really desired. Michael Democker, NOLA.com, "10 unique, legendary places to visit in Florence, Italy: On this spot," 18 Apr. 2018 Indeed, parents especially anticipated prompting apologies following accidental mishaps that involved their children's peers (and not parents themselves as the wronged parties). Craig Smith, CNN, "When should you make your kids apologize?," 1 Nov. 2017 The secret is that an apology is never really for the wronged party. Jaya Saxena, Glamour, "It’s Time for Men to Apologize Like Women—Not the Other Way Around," 31 Oct. 2017 Though the victims themselves may be gone, their families remember — and generations with no firsthand experience of violence may still feel wronged. Leonid Peisakhin, Washington Post, "Why are Crimean Tatars so hostile to Russia?," 5 Sep. 2017 Christopher’s father is a wronged man, unwilling to let go of bitterness. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time': Theater Review," 5 Aug. 2017 Any overtures are hers to make, as the wronged party. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "Make amends for dodging friend; be vague about why," 8 June 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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