[ UK /ɹˈɒŋnəs/ ]
  1. inappropriate conduct
  2. the quality of not conforming to fact or truth
  3. contrary to conscience or morality
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How To Use wrongness In A Sentence

  • But on everything else, the rear-guardians of conventional wisdom were wrong and they must now sit quietly, stewing in their wrongness. The Fuel-Sipping Prius Gets a Bigger Brother
  • He applies one of the best known tests for assaying the rightness or wrongness of acts called the golden rule, expressing this as, ‘would I submit my own children for this immunisation if they were currently at that age?’
  • Argument and logic become the sources of mathematical rightness or wrongness, rather than the teacher serving as the authority.
  • Non-cognitivist theories (Hare's prescriptivism, Ayer's emotivism, more recently Allan Gibbard's expressivism), which variously deny that moral statements can be true or false, render moral judgment so subjective and capricious that, strictly speaking, it might just as well extend to "the wrongness of running round trees right-handed or looking at hedgehogs in the light of the moon". Philippa Foot obituary
  • Many people have very strong opinions about the rightness or wrongness of abortion.
  • Pink Floyd and Badfinger are your turns, Steve Wright your host, Ronan Keating your unbidden bringer of sinister ginger wrongness.
  • DE KLERK: The aspect of the moral indefensibility, the wrongness of it, because it failed to bring justice, was the driving force for me and I think the driving force for the majority of the people in my party. CNN Transcript Nov 23, 2003
  • If the transgression is a result of error rather than impulse or intent, the wrongness is not "in" us. The Stain of Sin
  • A fisherman can explain the wrongness of the weather.
  • As with military strategy, rightness or wrongness is supplanted by possibility.
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