wrongfully

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wrongfully, wrongfullich; equivalent to wrongful +‎ -ly

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wrongfully (comparative more wrongfully, superlative most wrongfully)

  1. In a wrongful manner; unjustly.
    • 1595 December 9 (first known performance)​, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], page 29, column 2:
      If you do wrongfully ſeize Herford's right, / call in his Letters Patents that he hath / By his Atturneyes generall, to ſue []
    • 2002, Joe Borgenicht, The Action Hero's Handbook, Quirk Books, page 36 [1]
      Wrongfully imprisoned action heroes rarely have the time to wait for an appeal.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From wrongful +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwrɔnɡfuliː/, [ˈwrɔŋɡfuliː]
  • (later ME) IPA(key): /ˈrɔnɡfuliː/, [ˈrɔŋɡfuliː]

AdverbEdit

wrongfully

  1. evilly, sinfully
  2. unfairly, unethically
  3. mistakenly

DescendantsEdit

  • English: wrongfully