See also: wrong-doing

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Etymology edit

From Middle English wrong doyng, wrong doynge, wrong doinge, equivalent to wrong +‎ doing.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɒŋˌduːɪŋ/
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Noun edit

wrongdoing (usually uncountable, plural wrongdoings)

  1. (uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
    A Chinese proverb goes, "He who commits wrongdoing repeatedly will come to no good end."
  2. (countable) An instance of doing wrong.
    • 2020 February 24, “Family and Friends Treasure Falun Dafa Information in the Face of Novel Coronavirus Epidemic”, in Minghui[1]:
      I said that some ancient stories suggested that those who were unrighteous or who had committed wrongdoings were more susceptible to plagues or disasters. And sometimes plagues just miraculously disappeared after people realized their wrongdoings and repented.

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Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of wrongdo