The opposite of right is wrong. Use this word when there is an error, a mistake, a misjudgment, a moral failing, or someone just screwed up.

  • Your answer is wrong.
  • That’s wrong.
  • It’s not right. It’s wrong.
  • Antonio got ten wrong on the test.
  • Do you know how to fix what’s wrong?
  • We were all wrong about Roger. He’s actually a good guy.
  • You were wrong to do that.
  • What’s happening to the people of Syria is wrong.
  • Do those people know the difference between right and wrong?
  • I made a wrong turn and got lost.
  • You’re in the wrong seat. You should be sitting over there.
  • This is the wrong location.
  • He picked the wrong person to mess around with.
  • Janice hangs around the wrong people. (bad people)
  • Joe got up on the wrong side of the bed today. (This is an expression. It means that his day got off to a bad start and he’s in a bad mood.)
  • Two wrongs don’t make a right. (This is an expression. It means that you can’t correct a situation that’s wrong by doing something that is equally wrong.)


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August 25, 2015