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misdeed

[mis-deed] /mɪsˈdid/
noun
1.
an immoral or wicked deed.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English misdede, Old English misdǣd. See mis-1, deed
Synonyms
offense, transgression, fault.
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  • They break the contract and they are not fully internalizing the risk of their misdeed.
British Dictionary definitions for misdeed

misdeed

/ˌmɪsˈdiːd/
noun
1.
an evil or illegal action
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Word Origin and History for misdeed
misdeed
O.E. misdæd, common Gmc. compound (cf. O.S. misdad, O.Fris. misdede, M.Du. misdaet, Ger. missetat, Goth. missadeþs; see mis- (1) + deed.
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