misdo

verb
mis·​do | \ ˌmis-ˈdü How to pronounce misdo (audio) \
misdid\ ˌmis-​ˈdid How to pronounce misdid (audio) \; misdone\ ˌmis-​ˈdən How to pronounce misdone (audio) \; misdoing\ ˌmis-​ˈdü-​iŋ How to pronounce misdoing (audio) \; misdoes\ ˌmis-​ˈdəz How to pronounce misdoes (audio) \

Definition of misdo

intransitive verb

obsolete
: to act wrongly : transgress the laws of God the erring soul not wilfully misdoing— John Milton

transitive verb

: to do (something) incorrectly or poorly

Other Words from misdo

misdoer \ ˌmis-​ˈdü-​ər How to pronounce misdoer (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of misdo

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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