What does the word wrongful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Wrongly.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Characterized by wrong or injustice.

Usage examples for wrongful

  1. Now, no words: your salary will be paid to you till the end of the month, and if you would like to bring an action for wrongful dismissal, why, I'm your man. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  2. They do not grant relief to any party injured by the wrongful acts which are the subject of the accusation. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  3. Let us take the case of deceiving a friend to his detriment: which is the more wrongful- to do so voluntarily or unintentionally? – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon