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misdemean

[ mis-di-meen ]
/ ˌmɪs dɪˈmin /

verb (used with object) Rare.

to misbehave (oneself).

Nearby words

miscue analysis, misdate, misdeal, misdeed, misdeem, misdemean, misdemeanant, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, misderive, misdescribe

Origin of misdemean

late Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at mis-1, demean2
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British Dictionary definitions for misdemean

misdemean

/ (ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːn) /

verb

a rare word for misbehave
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