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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
1. Moral Obligations
 
923. Wrong.
 
  
NOUN:WRONG; what ought not to be, what should not be malum in se [L.]; unreasonableness grievance; shame.
  INJUSTICE; unfairness &c. adj.; iniquity, foul play, partiality, leaning, favor, favoritism, nepotism; partisanship, party spirit; undueness [See Undueness]; unlawfulness [See Illegality].
  robbing Peter to pay Paul &c. v.; the wolf and the lamb; vice [See Vice].
  
VERB:BE WRONG &c. adj.; cry to heaven for vengeance.
  DO WRONG &c. n.; be inequitable &c. adj.; favor, lean towards; encroach; impose upon; reap where one has not sown; give an inch and take an ell; rob Peter to pay Paul.
  
ADJECTIVE:WRONG, wrongful; bad, too bad; unjust, unfair, inequitable, unequitable, unequal, partial, one-sided; injurious.
  UNJUSTIFIABLE, unreasonable, unallowable, unwarrantable, objectionable, improper, unfit; unjustified [See Undueness]; illegal [See Illegality]; iniquitous; immoral [See Vice].
  in the wrong, - box; in bad [slang], in wrong [slang].
  
ADVERB:WRONGLY &c. adj.
  
INTERJECTION:this is too bad! it will not do!
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. A custom more honored in the breach than the observance.—Hamlet
  2. Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.—Lowell
  3. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong.—Dryden
  4. To do a great right, do a little wrong.—Merchant of Venice

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