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"wrongful" in British English

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wrongfuladjective

uk   /ˈrɒŋ.fəl/  us   /ˈrɑːŋ-/
Wrongful ​actions are ​unfair or ​illegal: She is ​claimingdamages from the ​company for wrongful dismissal. wrongful ​arrest/​imprisonment
wrongfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
wrongfully ​arrested
(Definition of wrongful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wrongful" in American English

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wrongfuladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈrɔŋ·fəl/
unfair or ​illegal: He has ​sufferedterribly, after 15 ​years of wrongful ​imprisonment.
(Definition of wrongful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wrongful" in Business English

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wrongfuladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈrɒŋfəl/
used to describe ​actions that are ​unfair or ​illegal: wrongful arrest/conviction/imprisonment His ​lawyer is ​negotiatingcompensation for his wrongful ​conviction. wrongful ​act/​conduct/death
wrongfully
adverb
Many ​people believe she was wrongfully convicted.
(Definition of wrongful from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wrongful”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不公平的, 非法的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不公平的, 非法的…
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