misdeed


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mis·deed

 (mĭs-dēd′)
n.
A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.

misdeed

(ˌmɪsˈdiːd)
n
an evil or illegal action

mis•deed

(mɪsˈdid)

n.
an immoral deed.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behaviormisdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
juvenile delinquency, delinquency - an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
mischief, mischief-making, devilment, roguery, shenanigan, roguishness, devilry, deviltry, mischievousness, rascality - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
ruffianism - violent lawless behavior
indecorum, impropriety, familiarity, liberty - an act of undue intimacy
irregularity, abnormality - behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
indecency, impropriety - an indecent or improper act
peccadillo, indiscretion - a petty misdeed
infantilism - infantile behavior in mature persons

misdeed

noun (often plural) offence, wrong, crime, fault, sin, misconduct, trespass, misdemeanour, transgression, villainy the alleged financial misdeeds of his government

misdeed

noun
2. A serious breaking of the public law:
Law: felony.
Translations
عَمَل سَيِّئ، إساءَه، ذَنْب
špatný skutek
ugerning
कुकर्म
gaztett
misgjörî
ļaundarība
zlý skutok
kabahatkötü iş

misdeed

[ˌmɪsˈdiːd] Nfechoría f

misdeed

[ˌmɪsˈdiːd] nméfait m

misdeed

nMissetat f (old)

misdeed

[ˌmɪsˈdiːd] n (old) → misfatto

misdeed

(misˈdiːd) noun
a bad deed.
References in classic literature ?
But I was in a manner stupefied by this turning up of my old misdeed and old acquaintance, and could think of nothing else.
A great uproar was raised, but he was unsuspected; while Dub, an awkward blunderer who was always getting caught, was punished for Buck's misdeed.
Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed.
A theory of a sort, the same one by which I for instance consider that a single misdeed is permissible if the principal aim is right, a solitary wrongdoing and hundreds of good deeds
Then she would open it at the place where Jip had made it illegible last night, and call Jip up, to look at his misdeeds.
So Eppie was reared without punishment, the burden of her misdeeds being borne vicariously by father Silas.
It is our curse, Sir Knight, deserved, doubtless, by our own misdeeds and those of our fathers; but you you who boast your freedom as your birthright, how much deeper is your disgrace when you stoop to soothe the prejudices of others, and that against your own conviction?
Agatha at last got tired of hearing of his misdeeds.
Despair sat upon John as he gazed; and he raged to think of the dreadful series of his misdeeds, and the essential innocence that lay behind them.
After the Polish refugees, came Colmiche, an old man who was credited with having committed frightful misdeeds in '93.
Well, dear Monsieur la Ramee," replied the cardinal "let him prove a true and thankful keeper and we will shut our eyes upon his rural misdeeds and put on his back a uniform to make him respectable, and in the pockets of that uniform some pistoles to drink to the king's health.
We hunted Cain, Some centuries ago, across the world, That bred the fear our own misdeeds maintain To-day.