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
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.
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.
He was replaced a few years later by Ehud Barak, the former prime minister who once famously apologized to Mizrahi voters for the party’s previous misdeeds.
He was replaced a few years later by Ehud Barak, the former prime minister who once famously apologized to Mizrahi voters for the party's previous misdeeds.
Perhaps to avoid being accused of advocating that crime pays, Poonpiriya has Lynn repent on her misdeeds.
Both shows were executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and both followed the adventures and misdeeds of wealthy teens and their even less responsible parents.
There has been a lot of media coverage about Uber driver misdeeds—
There are very talented professionals at CNN who are not named Chris Cillizza who have done exceptional work covering this White House's various alleged misdeeds.
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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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