Word of the Day: Wrong

wrong / rŏng

 

adjective

 

  1. in error; false; mistaken

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

 

  1. dishonest; immoral

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.

Robert E. Lee, 1807-1870

 

adverb

 

  1. erroneously; in a wrong manner or direction

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

Baltasar Gracian, 1601-1658

 

noun

 

  1. a dishonest action

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

 

  1. an injustice

Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.

Gautama Buddha, c. 563/480-c. 483/400 BCE

 

verb

 

  1. to act dishonestly toward one

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking for his forgiveness.

Elbert Hubbard, 1859-1915