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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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Examples for misdeeds
  • Some will complain that it is unfair to hold science accountable for the misdeeds of a minority.
  • In several cases, he has been sued for libel by those he has accused of misdeeds.
  • Our ex-governor did not have the inner integrity to step down and face his own misdeeds.
  • And it should be given teeth, including the power to ban or fine auditors for misdeeds.
  • He argues that the authorities are trying to cover up misdeeds.
  • That, indeed, would put themselves in jeopardy for their own misdeeds.
  • The stick is that those who turn down this opportunity and conceal their misdeeds risk prosecution and even prison if uncovered.
  • The accounts of these misdeeds would be sickening in the best of times.
  • His misdeeds included selling adulterated cement, the police said, and dealing in stolen goods.
  • Doctors are even being punished for the misdeeds of their patients.
British Dictionary definitions for misdeeds

misdeed

/ˌmɪsˈdiːd/
noun
1.
an evil or illegal action
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Word Origin and History for misdeeds

misdeed

n.

Old English misdæd "misdeed, evil deed, sin," common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon misdad, Old Frisian misdede, Middle Dutch misdaet, German Missetat, Gothic missadeþs; see mis- (1) + deed (n.).

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