wrongadjectiveuk /rɒŋ/ us /rɑːŋ/
wrong adjective (NOT CORRECT)
- I got eight correct answers and two wrong ones in last week's exam.
- On the last question, she guessed wrong.
- He doesn't have the humility to admit when he's wrong.
- I'd marked her down as a Labour Party supporter, but I was completely wrong.
- I'm hopeless at physics, and it's the same with chemistry - I get it all wrong.
wrong adjective (NOT SUITABLE)
- There are fears that the weapons might fall into the wrong hands.
- I realized I was looking at it from the wrong angle.
- We realized we had taken the wrong road and had to double back.
- I got into drugs because I was hanging around with the wrong people.
- He put the wheel on the wrong way around.
wrong adjective (NOT MORAL)
- Do you think it's wrong to use aborted foetuses for medical research?
- "Was it wrong of me to go to the police?" "Oh no, I'm sure you did right."
- It's wrong to treat animals as if they had no feelings.
- You didn't do anything wrong, - you should have a clear conscience .
- He argued that it was wrong to invest in the arms trade.
wrong adjective (NOT WORKING)
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