Definition of wrongdoing in English:

wrongdoing

noun

  • [mass noun] Illegal or dishonest behaviour.

    ‘police have denied any 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.’
    • ‘In fact I have never found out why I was expelled and I have never seen any charge of wrongdoing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They deny wrongdoing and have been bailed while police inquiries continue.’
    • ‘The bank strongly denies liability, stressing that the national prosecutor found no 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.’
    • ‘One cannot claim innocence of wrongdoing because it was their hand that did the act, they take responsibility.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One cannot just walk away from the scene of the crime without admitting wrongdoing.’
    • ‘They publicly denied any wrongdoing and were cleared by police three weeks later.’
    • ‘The police officer suspected them of wrongdoing after observing their behavior.’
    • ‘He has not been charged with a crime, and his lawyers deny he has committed any wrongdoing.’
    • ‘Police investigated the allegation but found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.’
    • ‘But the curious thing in these cases is that no actual wrongdoing has been proven or even alleged.’
    • ‘It is understood the police sergeant denies any wrongdoing and claims he made a legitimate complaint.’
    • ‘He has denied any wrongdoing and said the investment had been planned for months.’
    • ‘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.’
    crime, lawbreaking, lawlessness, criminality, misconduct, malpractice, corruption, unethical behaviour, immorality, sin, sinfulness, wickedness, badness, evil, vice, iniquity, villainy, delinquency, misbehaviour, mischief, naughtiness
    offence, felony, criminal act, wrong, misdeed, misdemeanour, fault, error, lapse, peccadillo, transgression, immoral act, evil act
    malfeasance, tort
    trespass
    maleficence, malefaction, malversation
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Pronunciation:

wrongdoing

/ˈrɒŋduːɪŋ/