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
Even the prosecution agreed that Atilla never received a dime for his alleged misdeeds, while his boss at the bank and a government minister took millions in bribes to keep the money-laundering scheme going.
But wardens also encounter weird situations, jaw-dropping whoppers told by poachers trying to cover their misdeeds and lawbreakers posting on social media.
The list of people in the industry who have been accused of misconduct is long and damning, and with every allegation comes the question of whether other people were complicit in their alleged misdeeds.
Does anyone think this crowd intends to investigate Justice Department or FBI misdeeds?
Her brother was locked in the basement without food for days, as punishment for minor misdeeds.
In Tunisia, a truth commission set up after the 2011 Arab Spring continues its work to uncover the misdeeds of a previous dictatorship.
People quickly forgive public figures for past misdeeds.
Even more troubling, The New Yorker reports that some people at the Weinstein Company may have known about their boss’s alleged misdeeds, and some even enabled the meetings with victims.
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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
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