Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
Anyone who does wrong will be punished.
Small children do not know the difference between right and wrong.
There were disagreements over the rights and wrongs of sex education.
His parents think he can do no wrong.
He wanted revenge on those who had done him wrong.
Why don't you just admit you're in the wrong?
This is the British English definition of wrong. View American English definition of wrong.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for wrong.
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a type of cake shaped like a tube with chocolate on top and cream inside
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Definition of wrong from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.