misdeed

noun
mis·​deed | \ ˌmis-ˈdēd How to pronounce misdeed (audio) \

Definition of misdeed

: a wrong deed : offense

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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

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But as with all maternal misdeeds, this one won’t be punished equitably. Laura Turner, Glamour, "The Big Problem With the New Screen Time Guidelines for Kids," 26 Apr. 2019 His misdeeds were systematic and they were enabled at the highest of levels. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Ex-Intern: Charlie Rose Is One of #MeToo’s Worst Predators," 4 May 2018 On his way out the door, BamBrogan sued Hyperloop One, Afshin Pishevar, and others, alleging wrongful termination, defamation, financial misdeeds, and assault. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Hyperloop startup Arrivo is shutting down as workers are laid off," 15 Dec. 2018 After all, if any showbiz satire on television could plumb the depths of its main character being held accountable for past misdeeds by a #MeToo-esque movement, it’s BoJack Horseman, which is as haunted by the past as any great ghost story. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "BoJack Horseman season 5 is a bold, bracing look at a culture that shirks responsibility," 15 Sep. 2018 As often happens when someone spends awhile in the spotlight, the internet has resurfaced one of Cuarón's past misdeeds. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "What you should know about the debate before the Academy Awards.," 22 Feb. 2019 The greatest scoundrels are the holy men, who take their vows to hide some misdeed. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: They Fall to Earth, We Know Not Where," 18 Jan. 2019 Those liberals were patriots who loved America and would have had no use for people who see only its misdeeds. F.h. Buckley, WSJ, "Trump May Be the True Liberal," 31 Dec. 2018 The real injustice, the writer suggested, was that Beyoncé had gotten away with a misdeed for which white people are routinely criticized. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "The cultural appropriation debate has changed. But is it for the better?," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of misdeed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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misdeed

noun

English Language Learners Definition of misdeed

formal : a morally wrong or illegal act

misdeed

noun
mis·​deed | \ mis-ˈdēd How to pronounce misdeed (audio) \

Kids Definition of misdeed

: a bad action

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