Not in conformity with fact or truth; incorrect or erroneous. Contrary to conscience, morality, or law; immoral or wicked. Unfair; unjust. Not required, intended, or wanted: took a wrong turn. Not fitting or suitable; inappropriate or improper: said the wrong thing. Not in accord with established usage, method, or procedure: the wrong way to shuck clams. Not functioning properly; out of order. Unacceptable or undesirable according to social convention. Designating the side, as of a garment, that is less finished and not intended to show: socks worn wrong side out. In a wrong manner; mistakenly or erroneously. In a wrong course or direction. Immorally or unjustly: She acted wrong to lie. In an unfavorable way. See Synonyms at amiss. An unjust or injurious act. Something contrary to ethics or morality. An invasion or a violation of another's legal rights. Law A tort. See Synonyms at injustice. The condition of being in error or at fault: in the wrong. To treat unjustly or injuriously. To discredit unjustly; malign. To treat dishonorably; violate. do (someone) wrong Informal To be unfaithful or disloyal. go wrong To take a wrong turn or make a wrong move. go wrong To go astray morally. go wrong To go amiss; turn out badly.