Synonyms of wrong in English:

wrong


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See UK English definition of wrong

See Spanish definition of equivocado

adjective

1‘there were no right or wrong answers’

SYNONYMS
incorrect, mistaken, in error, erroneous, inaccurate, not accurate, inexact, not exact, imprecise, invalid, untrue, false, fallacious, wide of the mark, off target
misleading, illogical, unsound, unfounded, without foundation, faulty, flawed
informal off beam, bogus, phoney, out, way out, full of holes, dicey, iffy
British informal dodgy
archaic abroad
ANTONYMS

right, correct, spot on

2‘he knew at once that he had said the wrong thing’

SYNONYMS
inappropriate, unsuitable, inapt, inapposite, undesirable
ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, impolitic, injudicious, infelicitous, unacceptable, beyond the pale, unwarranted, unfitting, out of keeping, improper, unseemly, unbecoming, indecorous, lacking in propriety
informal out of order
ANTONYMS

appropriate

3‘driving while drunk is wrong’

SYNONYMS
illegal, against the law, unlawful, illicit, indictable, lawless, lawbreaking, criminal, delinquent, felonious, dishonest, dishonourable, corrupt
unethical, immoral, morally wrong, bad, wicked, base, evil, sinful, foul, despicable, iniquitous, nefarious, blameworthy, condemnable, culpable
informal crooked, shady
British informal bent, not cricket
ANTONYMS

legal, ethical

4‘there is no sign of anything wrong with your heart’

SYNONYMS
amiss, awry, out of order, not right, faulty, defective, unsatisfactory, incorrect, inappropriate

5‘lay the curtain out flat with the wrong side uppermost’

SYNONYMS
reverse, inside, opposite, inverse

adverb

1‘the government might do its sums wrong’

SYNONYMS
incorrectly, wrongly, inaccurately, erroneously, mistakenly
inexactly, imprecisely, falsely

noun

1‘they knew the difference between right and wrong’

SYNONYMS
immorality, badness, sin, sinfulness, wickedness, evil, vice, depravity, vileness, iniquity
unlawfulness, crime, corruption, villainy, dishonesty, injustice, wrongdoing, misconduct, transgression
informal crookedness
ANTONYMS

right, virtue, honour

2‘no one is entitled to profit from his own wrong’

SYNONYMS
misdeed, bad deed, bad act, bad action, offence, injury, crime, unlawful act, illegal act, violation, infringement, infraction, transgression, peccadillo, sin
injustice, unfairness, unjust act, grievance, outrage, atrocity
Law malfeasance, tort
archaic trespass
rare malefaction

verb

1‘when you have wronged someone admit it and apologize’

SYNONYMS
malign, misrepresent, do a disservice to, do an injustice to, dishonour, impugn, vilify, defame, slander, libel, denigrate, insult
mistreat, do wrong to, abuse, maltreat, ill-treat, ill-use, harm, hurt, injure, do injury to, offend against, oppress
informal bad mouth, kick in the teeth
British informal do the dirty on

Phrases

    get someone wrong

    ‘don't get me wrong, motorways aren't always a bad thing’


    SYNONYMS
    misunderstand, misinterpret, misapprehend, misconstrue, misconceive, mistake, misread, take amiss
    get the wrong idea, receive a false impression, be under a delusion, be at cross purposes
    informal be barking up the wrong tree, get the wrong end of the stick
    go wrong

    1‘there's no need to beat yourself up if you go wrong’


    SYNONYMS
    make a mistake, make an error, err, make a blunder, blunder, go astray, miscalculate, be incorrect, be wide of the mark, trip up
    informal slip up, screw up, make a boo-boo
    British informal boob, drop a clanger, make a bloomer

    2‘their plans to poison him went wrong’


    SYNONYMS
    go awry, go amiss, go adrift, go off course, fail, not succeed, be unsuccessful, go badly, be ruined, fall through, fall flat, fall apart, come apart at the seams, break down, come to nothing, flounder, collapse, meet with disaster, backfire, rebound, boomerang, misfire, miscarry, abort
    informal come to grief, flop, come a cropper, go haywire, bite the dust, go up in smoke

    3‘the new television sets will contain fewer components to go wrong’


    SYNONYMS
    break down, malfunction, fail, stop working, stop functioning, cease to function, crash, give out, go out of control, develop a fault, act up, be defective
    informal be on the blink, conk out, go kaput, go phut, go haywire, bite the dust, have had it
    British informal play up, pack up

    4‘young people who go wrong’


    SYNONYMS
    go astray, err, do wrong, commit a crime, commit a sin, fall into a life of crime, get into bad ways, stray from the straight and narrow, fall from grace
    informal go to the dogs
    in the wrong

    1‘he was ashamed to admit that he was in the wrong’


    SYNONYMS
    mistaken, in error, erring, errant, off course, off target, wide of the mark
    informal off beam
    ANTONYMS

    right

    2‘the law considers you to be in the wrong’


    SYNONYMS
    to blame, blameworthy, at fault, condemnable, censurable, reproachable, reprehensible, responsible, culpable, answerable, guilty
    archaic peccant
    ANTONYMS

    blameless