Definition of misdeed
: a wrong deed : offense
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
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not junk the deal, resorting instead to upping the rhetoric about Iran's misdeeds in the region.
The revolving door between government and law firms is decades old, as the newest political overseers arriving in Washington recruit their own legal hands for savvy counsel to prevent — or rescue them from — misdeeds or mistakes.
The next day, the Underwoods gather in the Oval Office, reveling in their misdeeds.
The company who turned a compound near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul into a dangerous, booze-fueled party just agreed to reimburse the government $7.5 million for its misdeeds.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of misdeed
before 12th century
MISDEED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misdeed for English Language Learners
: a morally wrong or illegal act
MISDEED Defined for Kids
Definition of misdeed for Students
: a bad action
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