English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'in the wrong'

(idiom) 
Definition
mistaken or guilty
He didn't argue because he knew he was in the wrong.
Synonyms
guilty
They were found guilty of manslaughter.
The guilty pair were caught red-handed.
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mistaken
I see I was mistaken about you.
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at fault
She didn't accept that she was at fault.
,
off course
,
off target
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in error
,
to be blamed
,
off beam (informal)
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See wrong

Additional synonyms

in the sense of at fault
Definition
to be to blame for something wrong
She didn't accept that she was at fault.
in the sense of mistaken
Definition
wrong in opinion or judgment
I see I was mistaken about you.
Synonyms
misled,
off the mark,
off target,
in error,
misinformed,
off base (US, Canadian, informal),
barking up the wrong tree (informal),
off beam (informal),
getting the wrong end of the stick (informal),
way off beam (informal),
under a misapprehension,
labouring under a misapprehension

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