wrong·​ous | \ ˈrȯŋəs also ˈräŋ- \

Definition of wrongous

1 : characterized by unfairness : iniquitous, wrongful
2 : lacking propriety : unfitting
3 : illegal, unlawful wrongous imprisonment

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Other Words from wrongous

wrongously adverb

History and Etymology for wrongous

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 10 Jul. 2020.

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