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

Definition 1: having no legally established claim - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the wrongful heir to the throne

Synonyms for wrongful in the sense of this definition

(wrongful is similar to ...) of marriages and offspring; not recognized as lawful

Definition 2: not just or fair - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a wrongful act
  • a wrongful charge

(wrongful is similar to ...) violating principles of justice

"unjust punishment" "an unjust judge" "an unjust accusation"

Definition 3: unlawfully violating the rights of others - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • wrongful death
  • a wrongful diversion of trust income

(wrongful is similar to ...) contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law

"unlawful measures" "unlawful money" "unlawful hunters"

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