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WRONG has all the letters in reverse alphabetical order.

Usage statistics for the adjective wrong:

spoken English65.91%written English34.09% imaginative writing69.94%informational writing30.06%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun wrong:

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The word wrong is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective wrong

What does wrong mean as an attribute of a noun?

Wrong is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: wronger | wrongest

  1. not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
  2. contrary to conscience or morality or law
  3. not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
  4. not functioning properly
  5. based on or acting or judging in error
  6. not in accord with established usage or procedure
    • examples: the wrong medicine | the wrong way to shuck clams
    • synonym of wrong: incorrect
    • similar: improper
  7. used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward
    • example: socks worn wrong side out
    • similar: inside
  8. badly timed
  9. characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

Alternative definition of the adjective wrong


  1. Incorrect or untrue.
  2. Asserting something incorrect or untrue.
  3. Immoral, not good, bad.
  4. Improper; unfit; unsuitable.
  5. Not working; out of order.
  6. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the 'wrong' side of a garment or of a piece of cloth

Definition of the adverb wrong

What does wrong mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an inaccurate manner

Alternative definition of the adverb wrong


  1. In a way that isn't right; done incorrectly; wrongly.

Definition of the noun wrong

What does wrong mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wrongs

  1. that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    • example: he feels that you are in the wrong
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of wrong: wrongfulness
    • antonym of wrong: right
    • more generic words: injustice / unjustness = the practice of being unjust or unfair
  2. any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of wrong: damage / legal injury
    • more generic word: injury = wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

Alternative definition of the noun wrong


  1. Something that is immoral or not good.
  2. The incorrect or unjust position or opinion. (Or is it the wronged?)
  3. The opposite of right; something which is wrong, particularly injustice.

Definition of the verb wrong

What does wrong mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wronged | wronging | wrongs

  1. treat unjustly; do wrong to

Alternative definition of the verb wrong


  1. To treat unjustly; to injure or harm.
  2. To deprive of some right, or to withhold some act of justice.
  3. To slander; to impute evil to unjustly.


  1. "Wrong" is a 2012 French-American independent surreal comedy film written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. The film stars Jack Plotnick and premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It was part of the Toronto Film Festival's Official Selection.
  2. "Wrong" is a 2012 short film written and directed by Tessa Millesse.


  1. "Wrong" is Depeche Mode's first single from their twelfth studio album, the Grammy-nominated Sounds of the Universe, and their 46th UK single overall. It hit the radio in February 2009, and became available for purchase online on 24 February 2009. The single was physically released on 6 April 2009. The 12" of the single was released on 11 May 2009.
    • also known as Wrong (Magda's Scallop Funk remix), Wrong (Thin White Duke remix), Wrong (D.I.M. vs. Boys Noize remix), Wrong (Caspa remix)
    • music by Martin Gore
  2. "Wrong" is a song written and recorded by British group Everything but the Girl. It was released in June 1996 as the second single from their album, Walking Wounded. A club remix of the song provided by Todd Terry went to number-one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. The remix also reached number 8 in Canada and the United Kingdom.
  3. "Wrong" is the fourth full-length album by the Canadian punk rock band NoMeansNo.
  4. "Wrong" is the 2009 single album by Depeche Mode.
    • also known as Wrong (Remixes)
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Wrong" is a song written by Steve Seskin and Andre Pessis, and recorded by American country music singer Waylon Jennings. It was released in May 1990 as the first single from his album The Eagle.
  6. "Wrong" is the second single from American Idol finalist, Kimberley Locke, from her One Love album. The song was written by Kaci and Tiffany Arbuckle Lee. A dance remix by the remix team Bronleewe & Bose was later released on the iTunes digital single release.
  7. "Wrong" is a musical single of Everything but the Girl.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  8. "Wrong" is a musical album of David Sztanke & Quentin Dupieux.
    • released on
  9. "Wrong" is a musical album of Mark Van Hoen.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  10. "Wrong" is a musical album of Fifi Rong.
    • released on
  11. "Wrong" is a musical single of Kristiina Wheeler.
    • released on (6 years ago)


Wrong is a Slovenian nu-metal band.

  • albums: "Mysterious Sleeping Flyer", "Nothing Ends"
  • official website:

Phrases with Wrong

Phrases starting with the word Wrong:

  1. Wrong'd
  2. wrong 'un
  3. Wrong number
  4. Wrong-Footed
  5. wrong-headed
  6. Wrong Side Out
  7. wrong-side-out
  8. wrong-site surgery
  9. Wrong-Way Concurrency
  10. Wrong End of the Stick
  11. Wrong Side of the Tracks

Phrases ending with the word Wrong:

  1. go wrong
  2. civil wrong
  3. to go wrong
  4. In the Wrong
  5. Put a Foot Wrong
  6. sense of right and wrong
  7. My Country, Right or Wrong

Other phrases containing the word Wrong:

  1. Go Down the Wrong Way
  2. Bark Up the Wrong Tree

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wrong

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Google previewRecovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors (2014)

“Numb” Survivors by Carlton Munson, Sandra L. Knauer

These survivors must always be right when they havea disagreement with someone; being wrong means being outof control. Being outof control means being vulnerable. Being vulnerable is so anxiety provoking that these survivors can't bear ...

Google previewWhat You REALLY Want, Wants You (2007)

Uncovering Twelve Qualities You Already Have to Get What You Think Is Missing by Dr. Toni LaMotta

Although you may think this is irrational on a conscious level, unconsciously being wrong truly means being dead, for being wrong means to be denied by the other. This is the important point. On the dualistic plane, our sense of identity is Unity ...

Google previewLove Is Not Enough (2009)

What It Takes to Make It Work by Henry Kellerman

of erasing one's dignity—humiliation for men, wrongness for women. WISDOM For women, being wrong means inferiority. Managing humiliation is Differences between Men and Women 27 Communication: The Difficult Theme for Women.

Google previewA dictionary of English etymology (1859)

by H. Wedgwood

wok, wag, bending, error, wrong, to be derived, altogether losing sight of the radical part of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

On the other hand, in order for women to defend against feelings of inferiority, being wrong (castration derivative) is difficult to tolerate. In contrast, women manage humiliation better, while men are generally less concerned about being wrong.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

wrongful adj. injurious, unjust, improper, unfair , dishonest, inequitable, unethical, undue, immoral, unmoral, underhanded, wrong. ant. fair, just, moral, proper, rightful. wrong-headed adj. fractious, pigheaded, ...

Google previewThe Lyotard Dictionary (2011)

by Stuart Sim

A differend represents a serious wrong that is neither easy to rectify nor to compensate for. Lyotard maintains that many forms of conflict or dispute can be resolved reasonably easily. Where both parties are agreed that a misdemeanour ...

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Usage statistics about wrong

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective wrong:

spoken English65.91%written English34.09% imaginative writing69.94%informational writing30.06%

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Quotes about Wrong

The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet. It'd be night and day - wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. So you just have to say, 'All right, I'll take it, bring it on.' (George Clooney)
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Scrabble value of W4R1O1N1G2

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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