Examples of misdeed in a Sentence
She threatened to expose to the public the misdeeds he had committed.
punished for her misdeeds by the church elders
Recent Examples of misdeed from the Web
Indeed, says Winkler (a Methodist), the silence of many conservative evangelicals towards Trump’s misdeeds is more telling than the rationalizations some offer.
Not Working Out: Despite his misdeeds, Republicans in Congress supported Donald Trump in order to push their agenda.
The former officer later testified to his misdeeds and resignation.
The war was caused by the selfish misdeeds of adults.
Obama issued a new executive order last December imposing more sanctions after reports of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and of other cyberattacks and corruption misdeeds.
The stigma surrounding the university’s misdeeds still lingers; three administrators were sentenced to jail time for child endangerment in June because of their roles in the case.
Stories of Trump misdeeds energize the Democratic base.
Martin Truex Jr., who benefitted from Larson's misdeeds in the Blue Grass, was rewarded again and will start on the pole today in New Hampshire.
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First Known Use of misdeed
before 12th century
Synonymsbreach, crime, debt, error, lawbreaking, malefaction, offense, misdoing, sin, transgression, trespass, violation, wrongdoing
Related Wordsbias crime, hate crime; felony, misconduct, misdemeanor, misfeasance; fault, foible, peccadillo; break, infringement; immorality, iniquitousness, iniquity, sinfulness, vice, wickedness; corruption, debauchery, depravity, licentiousness; abuse, criminality, illegality, lawlessness, unlawfulness; descent, downfall, fall
Near Antonymsblamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocence, irreproachability; goodness, morality, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness
MISDEED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misdeed for English Language Learners
: a morally wrong or illegal act
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