Definition of wrongfully in US English:

wrongfully

adverb

  • In an unfair, unjust, or illegal manner.

    ‘he was wrongfully convicted of murder’
    ‘they realized they had acted wrongfully and showed real remorse’
    • ‘The subplot, about a Jewish trader wrongfully accused of murder, is far more unsettling.’
    • ‘Working to force the return of wrongfully obtained funds is the right thing to do.’
    • ‘A promise of confidentiality is a duty to maintain the secrecy of the information and not misuse or wrongfully disclose it.’
    • ‘After a vengeful officer wrongfully sends his mother to prison, Ned and his brothers resort to a life of crime.’
    • ‘After he had vacated the flat, the landlord had wrongfully kept the deposit in lieu of rent in arrears.’

Pronunciation

wrongfully

/ˈrôNGfəlē//ˈrɔŋfəli/