wrongdoing

Definitions of wrongdoing
  1. noun
    departure from what is ethically acceptable
    synonyms: error
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    evil, evilness
    the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
  2. noun
    activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    “he denied any wrongdoing
    synonyms: actus reus, misconduct, wrongful conduct
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    brutalisation, brutalization
    the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
    encroachment, intrusion, trespass, usurpation, violation
    entry to another's property without right or permission
    civil wrong, tort
    (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
    malversation
    misconduct in public office
    misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed
    improper or wicked or immoral behavior
    dereliction
    willful negligence
    malfeasance
    wrongful conduct by a public official
    misfeasance
    doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner
    malpractice
    a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct
    malpractice
    professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
    perversion
    the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)
    injury
    wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted
    injury
    an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
    iniquity, injustice, shabbiness, unfairness
    an unjust act
    infliction
    an act causing pain or damage
    evildoing, transgression
    the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
    dishonesty, knavery
    lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
    falsification, misrepresentation
    a willful perversion of facts
    champerty
    an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded
    criminal maintenance, maintenance
    the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community
    infringement, violation
    an act that disregards an agreement or a right
    inroad
    an encroachment or intrusion
    alienation of affection
    a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse
    invasion of privacy
    the wrongful intrusion by individuals or the government into private affairs with which the public has no concern
    trespass
    a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
    delinquency, juvenile delinquency
    an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
    devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan
    reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    ruffianism
    violent lawless behavior
    familiarity, impropriety, indecorum, liberty
    an act of undue intimacy
    abnormality, irregularity
    behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
    impropriety, indecency
    an indecent or improper act
    indiscretion, peccadillo
    a petty misdeed
    infantilism
    infantile behavior in mature persons
    nonfeasance
    a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do
    damage, legal injury, wrong
    any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    abomination
    an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
    evil, immorality, iniquity, wickedness
    morally objectionable behavior
    villainy
    a criminal or vicious act
    depravity, turpitude
    a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
    vice
    a specific form of evildoing
    betrayal, perfidy, treachery, treason
    an act of deliberate betrayal
    charlatanism, quackery
    the dishonesty of a charlatan
    trick
    an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent
    falsehood, falsification
    the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
    distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting
    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    equivocation, tergiversation
    falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
    fabrication, lying, prevarication
    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation
    the act of deceiving
    sin, sinning
    an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    terrorisation, terrorization
    an act of terrorism
    crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense
    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    crime
    an evil act not necessarily punishable by law
    inside job
    some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim
    copyright infringement, infringement of copyright
    a violation of the rights secured by a copyright
    foul
    an act that violates the rules of a sport
    patent infringement
    violation of the rights secured by a patent
    disservice, ill service, ill turn
    an act intended to help that turns out badly
    spoil, spoilage, spoiling
    the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
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    activity
    any specific behavior
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