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Definitions and Synonyms of wrongdoing | Another word for wrongdoing | What is wrongdoing?

Definition 1: activity that transgresses moral or civil law - [noun denoting act]

Samples where wrongdoing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he denied any wrongdoing

Synonyms for wrongdoing in the sense of this definition

(wrongdoing is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) an unjust act

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) an act causing pain or damage

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

"the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) a willful perversion of facts

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded

"soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community

"unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)

"it was a perversion of justice"

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage

"the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) entry to another's property without right or permission

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) misconduct in public office

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) improper or wicked or immoral behavior

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) willful negligence

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) wrongful conduct by a public official

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct

"he charged them with electoral malpractices"

(... is a kind of wrongdoing ) an act that disregards an agreement or a right

"he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

Definition 2: departure from what is ethically acceptable - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for wrongdoing in the sense of this definition

(wrongdoing is a kind of ...) the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

"attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

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