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Wrongfulness   Listen

That which is contrary to the principles of justice or law.  Synonym: wrong.

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"Wrongfulness" Quotes from Famous Books

... dignified way the chief took his seat, presenting some boiled hippopotamus meat. Having then taken a piece himself, he handed the rest to his followers. He had lately been attacking the Batoka, and when the doctor represented to him the wrongfulness of the act, he defended himself by declaring that they had killed some of his companions. Here also they found Pitsane, who had been sent by Sekeletu to purchase horses ...
— Great African Travellers - From Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley • W.H.G. Kingston

... profanities. Oaths sit on their lips, they roll under their tongues, and nest in the shock of hair. In elegant drawing-rooms they abstain from such utterances, but fill club-room and street with their immoralities of speech. You suggest the wrongfulness of the habit, and they thrust their finger in the sleeve of their vest, and swagger, and say: "Who cares!" They have no regard for God, but great respect for the ladies. Ah! there ...
— The Abominations of Modern Society • Rev. T. De Witt Talmage

Words linked to "Wrongfulness" :   rightfulness, injustice, unjustness, right, wrong, wrongful

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