wrongly

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Etymology[edit]

wrong +‎ -ly

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Adverb[edit]

wrongly (comparative more wrongly, superlative most wrongly)

  1. In violation of a moral or other standard, code, or convention; in an unfair, unjust, dishonest, or immoral manner; unfairly, unjustly, dishonestly, immorally, wrongfully; wrongly convicted is synonymous with wrongful conviction and miscarriage of justice.
  2. Incorrectly, mistakenly; by error.
    I wrongly assumed that it would be an easy job.

Usage notes[edit]

In American English, this word usually has a moral connotation, although it is not wrong to use "wrongly" as the opposite of "correctly".

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