Thesaurus

wrong

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of wrong

  1. 1 falling short of a standard there is something wrong with this cake—it has a funny taste Synonyms of wrong bastard, bush, bush-league, crummy (also crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, inferior, lame, lousy, off, paltry, poor, punk, sour, suboptimal, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wack [slang], wanting, wretched, badWords Related to wrong abysmal, atrocious, awful, bitchin' [slang], brutal, damnable, deplorable, detestable, disastrous, dreadful, execrable, gnarly [slang], horrendous, horrible, pathetic, stinky, sucky [slang], terrible, unspeakable; defective, faulty, flawed; egregious, flagrant, gross; bum, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, junky, lesser, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, reprehensible, rotten, rubbishy, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, trashy; abominable, odious, vile; useless, valueless, worthless; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, scanty, shabby, short, skimp, skimpy, spare, stingy; miscreant, scurrilous, villainous; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), shamNear Antonyms of wrong classic, classical; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, divine, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-test, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, perfect, premium, prime, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special, sufficient; average, borderline, fair, mediocre, middling, minimal, so-so, unexceptional; suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfyingAntonyms of wrong acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, standard, tolerable

  2. 2 having an opinion that does not agree with truth or the facts I'm sorry, but the latest research proves you wrong Synonyms of wrong mistaken, incorrectWords Related to wrong confused, misguided, misinformed, misled; erroneous, false, inaccurate, inexact, untrue; deceived, deluded, duped, trickedNear Antonyms of wrong informed; accurate, exact, precise, trueAntonyms of wrong correct, right

  3. 3 not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation has a knack for saying just the wrong thing Synonyms of wrong amiss, graceless, improper, inapposite, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, inappropriateWords Related to wrong inopportune, unfortunate, unseasonable, untimely; extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, irrelative, irrelevant; misbecoming, mismatched; incompatible, inconsistent, uncongenial; bad, naughty, sinful; blamable, blameworthy, censurable; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungraceful; unacceptable, unsatisfactoryNear Antonyms of wrong fortunate, opportune, seasonable, timely; applicable, apposite, apropos, apt, germane, material, pat, pointed, relative, relevant; compatible, congenial, harmonious; allowed, authorized, permitted; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), kosher, licensed, sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, tolerable; commendable, creditable, exemplary; blameless, irreproachable; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmoniousAntonyms of wrong appropriate, becoming, befitting, correct, decorous, felicitous, fit, fitting, genteel, happy, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable

  4. 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 Synonyms of wrong erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, falseWords Related to wrong counterfactual; specious, spurious; deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, misleading; amiss, askew, awry; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious; unconfirmed, unproven, untested; fabricated, invented, made-up, trumped-upNear Antonyms of wrong confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, tested; faultless, flawless, impeccable, letter-perfect, perfectAntonyms of wrong accurate, correct, errorless, exact, factual, precise, proper, right, sound, true, valid, veracious

  5. 5 not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable was caught doing something wrong Synonyms of wrong black, dark, evil, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unethical, unlawful, unrighteous, unsavory, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, badWords Related to wrong base, contemptible, despicable, dirty, disreputable, evil-minded, ignoble, ill, infernal, low, mean, snide, sordid; atrocious, cruel, infamous, nasty; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, objectionable, obscene, offensive, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, loose, low-minded, perverted, reprobate, scrofulous, sick, unhealthy; cursed (also curst), cussed, defiling, noxious, pernicious, pestilential, ugly, ungodly, unwholesome; banned, barred, condemned, discouraged, forbidden, illegal, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed, unauthorized, unclean; disallowed; execrable, lousy, miserable, wretched; errant, erring, fallen, unprincipled, unscrupulous; improper, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly, vulgar; dishonest, dishonorableNear Antonyms of wrong elevated, high, high-minded, law-abiding, legitimate, lofty, noble, principled, reputable, scrupulous; allowed, authorized, legal, licensed, permissible, permitted; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; clean, correct, decent, decorous, exemplary, proper, seemly; blameless, commendable, creditable, guiltless, legitimate; chaste, immaculate, incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, lily-white, perfect, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, uncorrupted, unerring, unfallen, unobjectionable, venerable, white, wholesome; esteemed, respected, upstanding, worthyAntonyms of wrong decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, just, moral, right, righteous, sublime, upright, virtuous


wrong

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wrong

  1. off the desired or intended path or course all of our carefully laid plans have gone wrong Synonyms of wrong afield, amiss, astray, awry Words Related to wrong badly; faultily, improperly, inappropriately, incorrectly, mistakenly, wrongly; inadequately, insufficiently, unpromisingly Near Antonyms of wrong perfectly; auspiciously, favorably, promisingly; correctly, properly, rightly; appropriately, fittingly, suitably Antonyms of wrong aright, right, well


wrong

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wrong

  1. 1 that which is morally unacceptable any reasonable person should be expected to know the difference between right and wrong Synonyms of wrong bad, evildoing, ill, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, evilWords Related to wrong atrociousness, atrocity, badness, balefulness, darkness, depravedness, devilishness, diabolism, enormity, evilness, heinousness, iniquitousness, satanism, sinfulness, vileness, wickedness; devilry (or deviltry), fiendishness; cancer, canker, decay, rot, squalor; corruption, debauchery, degeneracy, depravity, indecency, malefaction, perversion, pervertedness, scurrility, scurrilousness; abomination, anathema, taboo (also tabu)Near Antonyms of wrong decency, goodness, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousnessAntonyms of wrong good, morality, right, virtue

  2. 2 unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this trying to right all the wrongs in the world Synonyms of wrong inequity, injury, injustice, raw deal, shaft, unfairness, unjustness, disserviceWords Related to wrong affront, indignity, insult, offense (or offence), outrage, put-down, slight, slur; beef, complaint, grievanceNear Antonyms of wrong cricketAntonyms of wrong equitableness, equity, fairness, justice

Synonym Discussion of wrong

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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