Sometimes students succeed and sometimes they fail. Sometimes they are close and sometimes they miss by a country mile. They can right on, or flat wrong.
But what is wrong? Does it mean "I blew it but I was sincere - so I should receive credit anyway?"
- the original sources of wrong meant twisted, crooked, bent, uneven, sour
- wrongness usually refers to a state of incorrectness, inaccuracy, error or miscalculation
- a wrong answer refers to an error of calculation or judgment
- wrong can mean inaccurate, incorrect, false, untrue, mistaken, improper, amiss, askew, at fault, awry, defective, erring, erroneous, fallacious, false, faulty, fluffed, goofed, erred, miscalculated, misconstrued, misguided, mishandled, mistake, off-target, off-track, out of line, out of order, perverse, specious, spurious, unsatisfactory, unsound, untrue, or unsuitable
The dictionary tells me that we can say wrong, more wrong and most wrong, but we can't
- use wronger or wrongest or wrongified
- say he wronged the problem
- wrong'd is incorrect as well
- finally, wring and wrung aren't even related to wrong