Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
1. Moral Obligations
WRONG; what ought not to be, what should not be malum in se [L.]; unreasonableness grievance; shame.
INJUSTICE; unfairness &c. adj.; iniquity, foul play, partiality, leaning, favor, favoritism, nepotism; partisanship, party spirit; undueness [See Undueness]; unlawfulness [See Illegality].
robbing Peter to pay Paul &c. v.; the wolf and the lamb; vice [See Vice].
BE WRONG &c. adj.; cry to heaven for vengeance.
DO WRONG &c. n.; be inequitable &c. adj.; favor, lean towards; encroach; impose upon; reap where one has not sown; give an inch and take an ell; rob Peter to pay Paul.
WRONG, wrongful; bad, too bad; unjust, unfair, inequitable, unequitable, unequal, partial, one-sided; injurious.
UNJUSTIFIABLE, unreasonable, unallowable, unwarrantable, objectionable, improper, unfit; unjustified [See Undueness]; illegal [See Illegality]; iniquitous; immoral [See Vice].
in the wrong, - box; in bad [slang], in wrong [slang].
WRONGLY &c. adj.
this is too bad! it will not do!
A custom more honored in the breach than the observance.Hamlet
Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.Lowell
Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong.Dryden
To do a great right, do a little wrong.Merchant of Venice