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English definition of “wrongdoing”

wrongdoing

noun [C or U]     /ˈrɒŋˌduː.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈrɑːŋ-/ formal
a bad or an illegal action: She has strenuously denied any criminal wrongdoing.Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantCrime - general words
(Definition of wrongdoing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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