(Writ"ten) p. p. of Write, v.
(Wriz"zle) v. t. To wrinkle. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Wro"ken) obs. p. p. of Wreak. Chaucer.
(Wrong) obs. imp. of Wring. Wrung. Chaucer.
(Wrong) a. [OE. wrong, wrang, a. & n., AS. wrang, n.; originally, awry, wrung, fr. wringan to
wring; akin to D. wrang bitter, Dan. vrang wrong, Sw. vrång, Icel. rangr awry, wrong. See Wring.]
1. Twisted; wry; as, a wrong nose. [Obs.] Wyclif
2. Not according to the laws of good morals, whether divine or human; not suitable to the highest and
best end; not morally right; deviating from rectitude or duty; not just or equitable; not true; not legal; as, a
wrong practice; wrong ideas; wrong inclinations and desires.
3. Not fit or suitable to an end or object; not appropriate for an intended use; not according to rule; unsuitable; improper; incorrect; as,
to hold a book with the wrong end uppermost; to take the wrong way.
I have deceived you both; I have directed you to wrong places.Shak.
4. Not according to truth; not conforming to fact or intent; not right; mistaken; erroneous; as, a wrong statement.
5. Designed to be worn or placed inward; as, the wrong side of a garment or of a piece of cloth.
Syn. Injurious; unjust; faulty; detrimental; incorrect; erroneous; unfit; unsuitable.
(Wrong), adv. In a wrong manner; not rightly; amiss; morally ill; erroneously; wrongly.
Ten censure wrong for one that writes amiss.Pope.