• Noun: that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; example: "he feels that you are in the wrong"
• Noun: any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
• Verb: treat unjustly; do wrong to
• Adj: not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; examples: "an incorrect calculation", "the report in the paper is wrong", "your information is wrong", "the clock showed the wrong time", "found themselves on the wrong road", "based on the wrong assumptions"
• Adj: contrary to conscience or morality or law; examples: "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor", "cheating is wrong", "it is wrong to lie"
• Adj: not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; examples: "unsuitable attire for the office", "said all the wrong things"
• Adj: not functioning properly; examples: "something is amiss", "has gone completely haywire", "something is wrong with the engine"
• Adj: based on or acting or judging in error; example: "it is wrong to think that way"
• Adj: not in accord with established usage or procedure; examples: "the wrong medicine", "the wrong way to shuck clams"
• Adj: used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward; example: "socks worn wrong side out"
• Adj: badly timed; examples: "an ill-timed intervention", "you think my intrusion unseasonable", "an untimely remark", "it was the wrong moment for a joke"
• Adv: in an incorrect manner; example: "she guessed wrong"
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong.
Enterprise Systems, I mean. And not just a little bit, either. Orders of magnitude wrong. Billions and billions of dollars worth of wrong. Hang-our-heads-in-shame wrong. It's time to stop the madness.
Whenever I get the sort of fancy pants idea that I'm doing anything other than pure expression things start to go wrong. When I get too premeditated, things start to go wrong. I just shut that part of my brain off.
I think racial profiling is wrong. It cannot be defended. It's just flat wrong. And if a matter came before me, and it could be established that the arrest was made strictly on racial profiling, when I was on the bench, it would be gone.
He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn.