wronged

adjective
\ ˈrȯŋd How to pronounce wronged (audio) \

Definition of wronged

: being injured unjustly : suffering a wrong

Examples of wronged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Heading 'into a buzzsaw': Why extremism experts fear the Capitol attack is just the beginning," 16 Jan. 2021 The paintings on show include a significant proportion of wronged or vengeful women. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Isn’t She Good—For a Woman?," 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, "A Golden Age for Right-Wing Content on Streaming Services," 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, "Midsommar is a brutish, nasty daylight nightmare from the director of Hereditary," 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, "Trump rallies to Kavanaugh’s defense after new sexual misconduct allegation surfaces," 15 Sep. 2019 But Offset’s move is arguably worse than the big public proposal move, because Cardi is the wronged party here. Constance Grady, Vox, "Offset stormed the stage at Cardi B’s concert. It was anything but romantic.," 17 Dec. 2018 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

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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 May. 2021.

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