Definition of wrongdoing in US English:

wrongdoing

noun

  • Illegal or dishonest behavior.

    ‘the head of the bank has denied any wrongdoing’
    • ‘One cannot just walk away from the scene of the crime without admitting wrongdoing.’
    • ‘Police investigated the allegation but found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.’
    • ‘He has denied any wrongdoing and said the investment had been planned for months.’
    • ‘He has not been charged with a crime, and his lawyers deny he has committed any wrongdoing.’
    • ‘They publicly denied any wrongdoing and were cleared by police three weeks later.’
    • ‘But the curious thing in these cases is that no actual wrongdoing has been proven or even alleged.’
    • ‘One cannot claim innocence of wrongdoing because it was their hand that did the act, they take responsibility.’
    • ‘It is understood the police sergeant denies any wrongdoing and claims he made a legitimate complaint.’
    • ‘The police officer suspected them of wrongdoing after observing their behavior.’
    • ‘They deny wrongdoing and have been bailed while police inquiries continue.’
    • ‘In fact I have never found out why I was expelled and I have never seen any charge of wrongdoing.’
    • ‘The developer was taken to court but was cleared of any wrongdoing.’
    • ‘First, it is concerned with fairness of trial, not punishment of a person for wrongdoing.’
    • ‘We do lots of wrong things every day, but to suppose that all such wrongdoings should be illegal is surely to grant too much to the law.’
    • ‘The bank strongly denies liability, stressing that the national prosecutor found no wrongdoing.’
    • ‘He may have started out by trying to expose evil and wrongdoing but you don't produce a lie to try and get at the truth.’
    • ‘So far no charges have been brought against them, and their families and friends deny any wrongdoing.’
    • ‘He denied wrongdoing and claimed that the source of the funds was after-tax income.’
    • ‘The allegation of criminal wrongdoing is found to be false, vicious and unproved.’
    • ‘Shortly afterwards he held a news conference in which he strenuously denied any wrongdoing.’
    crime, lawbreaking, lawlessness, criminality, misconduct, malpractice, corruption, unethical behaviour, immorality, sin, sinfulness, wickedness, badness, evil, vice, iniquity, villainy, delinquency, misbehaviour, mischief, naughtiness
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Pronunciation

wrongdoing

/ˈrɔŋˌduɪŋ//ˈrôNGˌdo͞oiNG/