Definition of do wrong in English:

do wrong


  • Commit an unjust, dishonest, or immoral act.

    ‘they admit she has done wrong, but believe the punishment is too harsh’
    • ‘We try to do good and we end up doing wrong.’
    • ‘The only real epiphany in the movie is the realization that we know right from wrong, and choose to do wrong anyway.’
    • ‘If it is true that we cannot do wrong without suffering wrong, we must brace for more grief to come.’
    • ‘Church courts usually gave out easier punishments to churchmen who had done wrong.’
    • ‘By calling him a celebrity you almost make us feel that we need to do wrong in order to be recognised.’
    • ‘Criminals need to understand that if they do wrong they will be caught, they will be punished and it will be an unpleasant experience.’
    • ‘In both cases, randomly selected groups of citizens are asked to impose punishment on those found to have done wrong.’
    • ‘We have done wrong and we ask you to forgive us.’
    • ‘If you suffer because you've done wrong, you deserve it - acting like a martyr when you're reaping what you've sown does you no credit.’
    • ‘You have done wrong, but in comparison to the very real evil that is sometimes revealed by prosecutors, your offending lies at the bottom of the scale.’