Definition of wrongdoing in English:

wrongdoing

noun

mass noun
  • Illegal or dishonest behaviour.

    ‘police have denied any wrongdoing’
    • ‘In fact I have never found out why I was expelled and I have never seen any charge of wrongdoing.’
    • ‘Police investigated the allegation but found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.’
    • ‘They deny wrongdoing and have been bailed while police inquiries continue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Shortly afterwards he held a news conference in which he strenuously denied any wrongdoing.’
    • ‘One cannot claim innocence of wrongdoing because it was their hand that did the act, they take responsibility.’
    • ‘He has not been charged with a crime, and his lawyers deny he has committed any wrongdoing.’
    • ‘So far no charges have been brought against them, and their families and friends deny 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.’
    • ‘The bank strongly denies liability, stressing that the national prosecutor found no wrongdoing.’
    • ‘But the curious thing in these cases is that no actual wrongdoing has been proven or even alleged.’
    • ‘The police officer suspected them of wrongdoing after observing their behavior.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He has denied any wrongdoing and said the investment had been planned for months.’
    • ‘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 allegation of criminal wrongdoing is found to be false, vicious and unproved.’
    • ‘He denied wrongdoing and claimed that the source of the funds was after-tax income.’
    • ‘It is understood the police sergeant denies any wrongdoing and claims he made a legitimate complaint.’
    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

/ˈrɒŋduːɪŋ/