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Meaning of “wrong” - Learner’s Dictionary

wrong

adjective     /rɒŋ/
NOT CORRECT A1 not correct: the wrong answer We're going the wrong way.Wrong
be wrong A2 to think or say something that is not correct: You were wrong about the party - it's today, not tomorrow.Wrong
get sth wrong B1 to produce an answer or result that is not correct: I got most of the answers wrong.Wrong
PROBLEM [never before noun] B1 If something is wrong, there is a problem: There's something wrong with my computer. What's wrong? WrongNot functioning
NOT MORAL [never before noun] B2 morally bad: [+ to do sth] It's wrong to tell lies.Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectfulMorally wrong and evilDishonest
NOT SUITABLE not suitable: I think she's wrong for this job. →  See also get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick , get/start off on the wrong foot , not put a foot wrong , rub sb up the wrong way Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectfulUnsuitable and unacceptable
(Definition of wrong adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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