wrongdoing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wrongdoing activity that transgresses moral or civil law "he denied any wrongdoing"
    • n wrongdoing departure from what is ethically acceptable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wrongdoing Evil or wicked behavior or action.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wrongdoing The doing of wrong; behavior the opposite of what is right; blameworthy action in general.
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Usage

In literature:

Sweeny, so his instinct told him, must be engaged in some kind of wrongdoing.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
And, besides, I should really like to face that unhappy boy, to reproach him for his wrongdoing.
"Fred Fenton on the Crew" by Allen Chapman
He could stoop to villainy; but he was not so callous to wrongdoing but that the stooping hurt.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
So it is for the teacher, more than the pupil, to beware of wrongdoing.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
She was his friend, and her heart ached because of his wrongdoing.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
He longed for wild adventure, and caused his family grief and anguish by his persistent wrongdoing.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
All her life she must be hampered by the environment his wrongdoing had built up around them.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
There is no sense of wrongdoing or unworthiness on the part of the performers, or of any relation to a deity.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The resistance of wrongdoing is not opposed to the law of love.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
Ah, my friend, I have shed many of my illusions since I came to this seething hive of misery and wrongdoing.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
Nor can I say that there is prompt or general reaction to wrongdoing, either of one or of many.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
In days to come the rumbling in his ears would be louder, the feeling that he was guilty of great wrongdoing harder to bear.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
She had made him, the lonely, motherless boy, the scapegoat of his father's deceit and wrongdoing.
"Our Bessie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
We are innocent of all wrongdoing.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
That the exposure of his wrongdoings had caused him much worry there could be no doubt.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
So certain is the penalty of wrongdoing that sin seems infinitely stupid.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
He was so inquisitive that he soon became unpopular at the farm-house, and on several occasions all but had his neck wrung for wrongdoing.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
In justice to us, his friends, and to himself, he must face the consequences of his years of wrongdoing.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
We see no reaction of national virtue against national wrongdoing.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
Besides, if the Devil acts in all cases only by God's permission, the latter is responsible for all the former's wrongdoing.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
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In poetry:

Delight and peace from Thee we hail,
Thy hand Thy people's sin outscored,
Drew o'er iniquity a veil
Nor gave wrongdoing its reward.
"Establish Peace" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

The payment — with $1 billion going to settle criminal wrongdoing, and $2 billion to cover civil liabilities — is the largest fraud settlement in US history, and the largest payment ever by a drug company.
A newspaper is reporting that state and federal officials are conducting parallel investigations into allegations of wrongdoing by some nurses at a Soledad prison.
A year-long investigation by the Inspector General turned up evidence of wrongdoing.
Appointing inspectors general to probe reports of wrongdoing is politically popular.
Clinic directors exonerated of wrongdoing.
State Rep Debbie Phillips of Athens says the Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction made the right move by resigning amidst a probe that turned up evidence of wrongdoing.
The senior police official investigating wrongdoing by journalists in London says there was a culture of illegal payments at the Sun tabloid to create a network of paid informants across the British government.
Attorney will testify in connection to a probe looking into possible wrongdoing inside Victor Trevino's office.
Claims of financial wrongdoing unfounded .
Confronted with evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico, top Wal -Mart executives focused more on damage control than on rooting out wrongdoing, an examination by The New York Times found.
Blow the whistle on wrongdoing.
But, in the past, they have always denied wrongdoing.
Priest's personnel file had no hints of sexual wrongdoing.
Schilling Calls Suit Political, Denies Wrongdoing.
Mayor of bankrupt city admits wrongdoing.
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