wrongous

adjective

wrong·​ous
ˈrȯŋəs also ˈräŋ-
1
: characterized by unfairness : iniquitous, wrongful
2
: lacking propriety : unfitting
3
: illegal, unlawful
wrongous imprisonment
wrongously adverb

Word History

Etymology

alteration (influenced by -ous) of earlier wrongus, wrangus, from Middle English wrongwise, wrongwis wrangwis, from wrong, wrang, adjective, wrong + wise, wis wise

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“Wrongous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrongous. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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