misdeed

noun mis·deed \ -ˈdēd \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of misdeed

: a wrong deed : offense

Examples of misdeed in a Sentence

  1. She threatened to expose to the public the misdeeds he had committed.

  2. punished for her misdeeds by the church elders

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First Known Use of misdeed

before 12th century

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MISDEED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of misdeed for English Language Learners

  • : a morally wrong or illegal act


MISDEED Defined for Kids

misdeed

noun mis·deed \ mis-ˈdēd \

Definition of misdeed for Students

: a bad action


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