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.
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. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded.
While trying to palliate these misdeeds, the defendant's Attorney turned suddenly to the Judge, saying:
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.
Thereat the Bishop of London was angry again, and cried out saying that it was not the custom for those who had come to answer for their misdeeds to sit.
It was an hour of anguish for him very different from the hours in which his struggle had been securely private, and which had ended with a sense that his secret misdeeds were pardoned and his services accepted.
Agatha at last got tired of hearing of his misdeeds. She believed him to be heartless, selfish, and misguided, but she knew that he was not the loud, coarse, sensual, and ignorant brawler most of her mother's gossips supposed him to be.
But he had an approved tolerance for others; sometimes wondering, almost with envy, at the high pressure of spirits involved in their misdeeds; and in any extremity inclined to help rather than to reprove.
"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."
Cry "Murder!" in the market-place, and each Will turn upon his neighbor anxious eyes That ask:--"Art thou the man?" We hunted Cain, Some centuries ago, across the world, That bred the fear our own misdeeds maintain To-day.
The Black Book was a sombre volume in which the names of boys were written with their misdeeds, and when a name was down three times it meant a caning.
Glegg allowed that Maggie ought to be punished,--she was not a woman to deny that; she knew what conduct was,--but punished in proportion to the misdeeds proved against her, not to those which were cast upon her by people outside her own family who might wish to show that their own kin were better.