Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a wrong or erroneous manner; unjustly; mistakenly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a wrong manner; unjustly; erroneously; wrong; amiss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an unfair or immoral manner; unjustly.
  • adverb Incorrectly; by error.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb without justice or fairness
  • adverb in an inaccurate manner

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Examples

  • [D] eclined to use the term "layoffs" in connection with the firm's actions, saying the term wrongly implied the attorneys were let go because business at the firm had slackened.

    Above the Law

  • Since Markman, 32.4% of overall claim terms were "wrongly" construed by the lower court, and 38.2% of cases had at least one term wrongly construed.

    New Study On Claim Construction Reversal Rates

  • Since Markman, 32.4% of overall claim terms were "wrongly" construed by the lower court, and 38.2% of cases had at least one term wrongly construed.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Essentially, our expectation, rightly or wrongly, is that helping ourselves will get us into trouble with the police, while calling the police will achieve very little for the sort of mindless (and relatively minor) anti-social behaviour that actually really upsets people.

    My Kingdom For A 4X4 With Suitable Tyres! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • … Another generalized consequence of incentive caused bias is that man tends to “game” all human systems, often displaying great ingenuity in wrongly serving himself at the expense of others.

    The Psychology of Entrepreneurial Misjudgment, part 1: Biases 1-6 « Isegoria

  • McCain wrongly claimed that Baghdad was mostly normal.

    Obama considers trip to Iraq

  • … Another generalized consequence of incentive caused bias is that man tends to “game” all human systems, often displaying great ingenuity in wrongly serving himself at the expense of others.

    March « 2008 « Isegoria

  • McCain wrongly claimed he never supported amnesty.

    Obama considers trip to Iraq

  • Moreover, the call wrongly attributes altruistic motives to the Philadelphia Eagles, suggesting the organization wanted to affect the perception of convicted felons more than they wanted to pad their bottom line or win a Super Bowl.

    Morris W. O'Kelly: Mr. President, You're Wrong on Michael Vick

  • Moreover, the call wrongly attributes altruistic motives to the Philadelphia Eagles, suggesting the organization wanted to affect the perception of convicted felons more than they wanted to pad their bottom line or win a Super Bowl.

    Morris W. O'Kelly: Mr. President, You're Wrong on Michael Vick

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  • This word is completely ordinary, and kinda ugly, and it's an adverb and I love not adverbs despite making free use of them. So why do I have this sudden mad crush on this word? Today, I will adore this word.

    May 6, 2010

  • It's a charming word. It could be redefined as a feeling... that feeling midway between hunger and anticipation.

    "Ooh, it's curry night and I've come over all wrongly."

    From the verb to wrongle.

    May 6, 2010