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Wrongness  n.  The quality or state of being wrong; wrongfulness; error; fault. "The best great wrongnesses within themselves." "The rightness or wrongness of this view."

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Wrongness" Quotes from Famous Books

... looked across at Richard and found him digging his nails into the palms of his hands, but not so dejected as she might have feared. It struck her that he was finding an almost gross satisfaction in the very wrongness of the situation which was making her grieve—which must, she realised with a stab of pain, make everyone grieve who was not themselves tainted with that wrongness. He would rather have things as they were, and see his mother lacerating her ...
— The Judge • Rebecca West

... of the institutions which now hold back the progress that must be made towards social recovery and the Great Peace, is far less the quality of wrongness in themselves and the ill influence they put in operation, than it is the revelation they make of personal character. It is not so much that newspapers are what they are as that there should be men who are pleased and content to make them this, in apparently honest ignorance ...
— Towards the Great Peace • Ralph Adams Cram

... accept the peculiar brand of salvation which he and his church alone offered. He listened to the long arguments planned to prove the rightness, and therefore righteousness, of the evangelist himself and his denominational way, and the equal wrongness, and therefore unrighteousness, of every other minister and church not of his way. Then as he heard these utterances most emphatically and enthusiastically indorsed by his Elders and people as the old Jerusalem gospel, the conviction grew upon him that his preaching would never be acceptable ...
— The Calling Of Dan Matthews • Harold Bell Wright

... recall all this "dead history"? For two reasons: first, because it illustrates the fundamental wrongness of Unionism; secondly, because ...
— The Open Secret of Ireland • T. M. Kettle

... consideration, a rosy, self-created halo to give a moral and religious sanction to my desire. Was I not trying to do that very thing now? It tortured me to think so; I strove to achieve a detached consideration of the problem,—to arrive at length at a thought that seemed illuminating: that the it "wrongness" or "rightness," utility and happiness of all such unions depend upon whether or not they become a part of the woof and warp of the social fabric; in other words, whether the gratification of any particular ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... sermon unto this day, and as often as he finds himself growing hard or supercilious, reads it from beginning to end. It is his hair shirt, to be worn from time to time next his soul for the wrongness in it and the mischief it did. He cannot understand how he could have said such things on a Sacrament morning and in the presence of the Rabbi, but indeed they were inevitable. When two tides meet ...
— Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers • Ian Maclaren

Words linked to "Wrongness" :   immorality, rightness, inappropriate, impropriety, correctness, incorrectness, wrong, erroneousness

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