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Spanish translation of “wrong”

wrong

adjective /roŋ/
having an error or mistake(s); incorrect
equivocado , erróneo , incorrecto
The child gave the wrong answer We went in the wrong direction .
incorrect in one’s answer(s), opinion(s) etc; mistaken
equivocado
I thought Singapore was south of the Equator , but I was quite wrong.
not good, not morally correct etc
malo
It is wrong to steal .
not suitable
inadecuado , impropio , inoportuno
He’s the wrong man for the job .
not right ; not normal
que no va bien, que no funciona
There’s something wrong with this engine What’s wrong with that child – why is she crying ?
wrongful adjective not lawful or fair
injusto , ilegal
wrongful dismissal from a job .
wrongfully adverb
injustamente, ilegalmente
He was wrongfully accused of stealing the money .
wrongfulness noun
injusticia , ilegalidad
wrongly adverb incorrectly
incorrectamente
The letter was wrongly addressed .
unjustly
injustamente
I have been wrongly treated .
wrongdoer noun a person who does wrong or illegal things
malhechor , delincuente
The wrongdoers must be punished .
wrongdoing noun
transgresión
do (someone) wrong to insult (someone), treat (someone) unfairly etc.
tratar a alguien mal/injustamente
do wrong to act incorrectly or unjustly
hacer mal
You did wrong to punish him.
go wrong to go astray , badly , away from the intended plan etc
salir mal
Everything has gone wrong for her in the past few years .
to stop functioning properly
romperse , estropearse
The machine has gone wrong – I can’t get it to stop !
to make a mistake
equivocarse
Where did I go wrong in that sum ?
in the wrong guilty of an error or injustice
tener la culpa
She is completely blameless . You’re the one who’s in the wrong!
(Definition of wrong from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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