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wrong

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1 falling short of a standard
  • There is something wrong with this cake—it has a funny taste.
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below par (or under)

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2 having an opinion that does not agree with truth or the facts
  • I'm sorry, but the latest research proves you wrong.
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all wet, full of it

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4 not being in agreement with what is true
  • Her answer that Thomas Jefferson was the second president of the United States is wrong—it was John Adams, of course.
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off base

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5 not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable
  • was caught doing something wrong
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wrong

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off the desired or intended path or course
  • All of our carefully laid plans have gone wrong.
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wrong

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2 unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this
  • trying to right all the wrongs in the world
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injustice, injury, wrong, grievance mean an act that inflicts undeserved hurt. injustice applies to any act that involves unfairness to another or violation of one's rights.
    • the injustices suffered by the lower classes
injury applies in law specifically to an injustice for which one may sue to recover compensation.
    • libel constitutes a legal injury
wrong applies also in law to any act punishable according to the criminal code; it may apply more generally to any flagrant injustice.
    • determined to right society's wrongs
grievance applies to a circumstance or condition that constitutes an injustice to the sufferer and gives just ground for complaint.
    • a list of employee grievances


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