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1. Bad; badly; wrong; wrongly: misconduct.
2. Failure; lack: misfire.
3. Used as an intensive: misdoubt.
[Partly from Middle English mis- (from Old English) and partly from Middle English mes-, mis- (from Old French); see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
Variant of miso-.
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1. wrong, bad, or erroneous; wrongly, badly, or erroneously: misunderstanding; misfortune; misspelling; mistreat; mislead.
2. lack of; not: mistrust.
[Old English mis(se)-; related to Middle English mes-, from Old French mes-; compare Old High German missa-, Old Norse mis-]
a variant of miso-
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a prefix applied to various parts of speech, meaning “ill,” “mistaken,” “wrong,” “wrongly,” “incorrectly,” or simply negating: mistrial; misprint; mistrust.
[Middle English; Old English mis(se)-; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Norse mis-, Old High German missa-, missi-, Gothic missa- (see miss1)]
var. of miso- before some vowels: misanthrope.
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