[ UK /ɹˈɒŋli/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɔŋɫi/ ]
  1. without justice or fairness
    wouldst not play false and yet would wrongly win
  2. in an inaccurate manner
    she guessed wrong
    he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly
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How To Use wrongly In A Sentence

  • People on welfare are wrongly seen as lazy or dishonest.
  • The dead men could have been the victims of mistaken identity. Their attackers may have wrongly believed them to be soldiers.
  • Yet another Italian goal was wrongly disallowed for offside. Calcio: A History of Italian Football
  • Wealth is something that we are all encouraged to aspire to, rightly or wrongly. Times, Sunday Times
  • The idea is perhaps extrapolated - wrongly - from his famous Interpretation of music of 1954.
  • Obviously the manager gets stick, rightly or wrongly, but that's just the way football is.
  • The Catholic commission said Sunday it compiled what it called credible witness reports of "systematic violence in the form of assaults, murders, torture, abductions and wanton destruction of property against innocent civilians whose alleged crime is to have voted wrongly. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • No one likes receiving emotional, intemperate outbursts, even from people who think they have been wrongly accused.
  • All the while, resentment is building up in the hearts and minds of the majority who, rightly or wrongly, perceive that the gurriers are laughing at them and thumbing their noses at the law.
  • Since the two owners were not on speaking terms they would simply repost any wrongly-delivered mail in the pillar box half way down the hill.
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