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misdemean

[mis-di-meen] /ˌmɪs dɪˈmin/
verb (used with object), Rare.
1.
to misbehave (oneself).
Origin
late Middle English
1350-1400
1350-1400; late Middle English; see mis-1, demean2
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  • Penal offenses were simplified and made misdemean ors instead of felonies.
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misdemean

/ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːn/
verb
1.
a rare word for misbehave
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