- adv. 错误地；邪恶的，不正当地
- n. 坏事；不公正
- adj. 错误的；失常的；不适当的
- vt. 委屈；无理地对待；诽谤
- n. (Wrong)人名；(英)朗
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. wry => wrong. 因为错误就是歪曲事实，偏离、扭曲了正确的方向自然就是错误的。
2. 所以wrong与其反义词right都是由其字面含义引申而来，比如right的字面含义是“笔直的：straight”, 因为坚持正确的方向笔直前进所以就引申为正确的含义。显然wrong和right的字面含义和引申义都对应的是一对反义词。
- wrong: [OE] Etymologically, wrong probably means ‘twisted’. It was borrowed into late Old English from Old Norse *vrangr ‘awry’ (rangr is the recorded form), which was descended from prehistoric Germanic *wrangg- (source also of English wrangle ). A variant of the same base, *wrengg-, produced English wring [OE].
=> wrangle, wring
- wrong (adj.)
- late Old English, "twisted, crooked, wry," from Old Norse rangr, earlier *wrangr "crooked, wry, wrong," from Proto-Germanic *wrang- (cognates: Danish vrang "crooked, wrong," Middle Dutch wranc, Dutch wrang "sour, bitter," literally "that which distorts the mouth"), from PIE *wrengh-, variant of *wergh- "to turn" (see wring).
Sense of "not right, bad, immoral, unjust" developed by c. 1300. Wrong thus is etymologically a negative of right (adj.1), which is 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. Compare French tort "wrong, injustice," from Latin tortus "twisted."
As an adverb from c. 1200. Wrong-headed first recorded 1732. To get up on the wrong side (of the bed) "be in a bad mood" is recorded from 1801, according to OED, from its supposed influence on one's temper; it appears in Halliwell's "Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words" in 1846, but doesn't seem to have been used much generally before late 1870s. To be on the wrong side of a given age, "older than," is from 1660s. Wrong side of the road (that reservbed for oncoming traffic) is by 1838. To be from (or on) the wrong side of the tracks "from the poor part of town" is from 1921, American English.
- wrong (n.)
- "that which is improper or unjust," late Old English, from wrong (adj.). Meaning "an unjust action" is recorded from c. 1200.
- wrong (v.)
- "to do wrong to," early 14c., from wrong (adj.). Related: Wronged; wronging.
- 1. Instead of complaining about what's wrong, be grateful for what's right.
- 2. It would be wrong to continue out of perversity.
- 3. One or other of the two women was wrong.
- 4. A debriefing would follow this operation, to determine where it went wrong.
- 5. Don't get me wrong, it's interesting work. But it's not permanent.
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