misdeed

[ mis-deed ]
/ mɪsˈdid /

noun

an immoral or wicked deed.

Nearby words

  1. miscredit,
  2. miscue,
  3. miscue analysis,
  4. misdate,
  5. misdeal,
  6. misdeem,
  7. misdemean,
  8. misdemeanant,
  9. misdemeanor,
  10. misdemeanour

Origin of misdeed

before 900; Middle English misdede, Old English misdǣd. See mis-1, deed

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British Dictionary definitions for misdeed

misdeed

/ (ˌmɪsˈdiːd) /

noun

an evil or illegal action
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Word Origin and History for misdeed

misdeed

n.

Old English misdæd "misdeed, evil deed, sin," common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon misdad, Old Frisian misdede, Middle Dutch misdaet, German Missetat, Gothic missadeþs; see mis- (1) + deed (n.).

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