verb (used with object) Rare.
to misbehave (oneself).

1350–1400; late Middle English; see mis-1, demean2

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misdemean (ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːn)
a rare word for misbehave

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Penal offenses were simplified and made misdemean ors instead of felonies.
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