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noun     /rɒŋ/ US  /rɑːŋ/
[U] what is considered to be morally unacceptable: He has no sense of right and wrong. I was brought up to tell the truth and know right from wrong. As far as her parents are concerned, she can do no wrong (= she is perfect in every way).Morally wrong and evilDishonest [C] an unfair action: He has done us a great wrong. She was trying to right (= do something to make better) the wrongs of the past.Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant in the wrong If someone is in the wrong, they have made a mistake or done something that is bad or illegal: The driver was unquestionably in the wrong.Wrong
(Definition of wrong noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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