Synonyms of wrong in English:



  • 4 there is no sign of anything wrong with your heart
    amiss, awry, out of order, not right, faulty, defective, unsatisfactory, incorrect, inappropriate
  • 5 lay the curtain out flat with the wrong side uppermost
    reverse, inside, opposite, inverse


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  • when you have wronged someone admit it and apologize
    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, do the dirty on


get someone/something wrong

don't get me wrong, motorways aren't always a bad thing misunderstandmisinterpretmisapprehendmisconstruemisconceivemistakemisreadtake amissget the wrong ideareceive a false impressionbe under a delusionbe at cross purposes informalbe barking up the wrong treeget the wrong end of the stick

go wrong

  • 1 there's no need to beat yourself up if you go wrong
    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, make a bloomer
    British informal boob, drop a clanger
  • 3 the new television sets will contain fewer components to go wrong
    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
    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


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