The Stoning of Soraya M. is more than a movie about a wronged Iranian woman.
Some of the language used in recent posts sounds like earnest demands for the civil rights of a wronged minority.
The sum the company announced yesterday is the result of its own accounting for customers it had wronged.
He said he had sometimes committed acts of anonymous vandalism against those who wronged him.
How can we have wronged Mexico, he asks, if “many people in Mexico today wish the United States had kept all of Mexico?”
O, men, when ye shall read this, think that ye have wronged me!
Percival confessed to his mother that night that he had wronged Uncle Peter.
But the Humanist regards them as men and women who have been wronged.
And now he considered that mighty self of his insulted as well as wronged.
The difference is that I have wronged neither man nor woman, yet what I am doing is an affair of the conscience.
late Old English, "twisted, crooked, wry," from Old Norse rangr, earlier *wrangr "crooked, wry, wrong," from Proto-Germanic *wrangaz (cf. Danish vrang "crooked, wrong," Middle Dutch wranc, Dutch wrang "sour, bitter," literally "that which distorts the mouth"), from PIE *wrengh- "to turn" (see wring).
Sense of "not right, bad, immoral, unjust" developed by c.1300. Wrong thus is etymologically a negative of right (from Latin rectus, literally "straight"). Latin pravus was literally "crooked," but most commonly "wrong, bad;" and other words for "crooked" also have meant "wrong" in Italian and Slavic. Cf. also French tort "wrong, injustice," from Latin tortus "twisted." Wrong-headed first recorded 1732. To get up on the wrong side (of the bed) "be in a bad mood" is recorded from 1801.
"that which is improper or unjust," c.1100, from wrong (adj.). Meaning "an unjust action" is recorded from c.1200.
"to do wrong to," early 14c., from wrong (adj.). Related: Wronged; wronging.