- wrongful wrong‧ful [ˈrɒŋfl ǁ ˈrɒːŋ-] adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCESwrongful actions or activities are unfair or illegal:
• He has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful dismissal (= being dismissed unfairly from his job ) .— wrongfully adverb :
• The company had wrongfully fired him after he refused to violate environmental policies.
* * *wrongful UK US /ˈrɒŋfəl/ adjective [before noun]► used to describe actions that are unfair or illegal: wrongful arrest/conviction/imprisonment »
His lawyer is negotiating compensation for his wrongful conviction.»
wrongful act/conduct/deathwrongfully adverb► »
Many people believe she was wrongfully convicted.
Financial and business terms. 2012.