wrongful [rawng-fuh l, rong-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- unjust or unfair: a wrongful act; a wrongful charge.
- having no legal right; unlawful: The court ruled it was a wrongful diversion of trust income.
Origin of wrongful Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at, Related formswrong·ful·ly, adverbwrong·ful·ness, nounun·wrong·ful, adjectiveun·wrong·ful·ly, adverbun·wrong·ful·ness, nounCan be confused wrongful Examples from the Web for wrongfulness Historical Examples of wrongfulness
You know that my opinions run with yours as to the folly of the king, and the wrongfulness and unwisdom of his policy.
G. A. Henty
He did not gloss over to himself the wrongfulness of his behaviour, or the seriousness of the situation.
Hence doth heav’nly justice Temper so evenly affection in us, It ne’er can warp to any wrongfulness.
No idea of wrongfulness in aiding the plot ever occurred either to Bertram or Maude.
Emily Sarah Holt
If the reckless Conde thinketh to do these acts of wrongfulness with impunity, let him look to it!
J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for wrongfulness wrongful adjective
- immoral, unjust, or illegal
Derived Formswrongfully, adverbwrongfulness, noun