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tr.v. mis·did (-dĭd′), mis·done (-dŭn′), mis·do·ing, mis·does (-dŭz′)
To do wrongly or awkwardly; botch.

mis·do′er n.
mis·do′ing n.


a person who acts badly; wrongdoer
References in classic literature ?
The deer was ravaging the man's fields, and he had killed it in sud- den passion, and not for gain; and he had carried it into the royal forest in the hope that that might make detection of the misdoer impossible.
They seem to be of high station among these misdoers.
We are all brethren--even the slaves who kill For hire, are men; and to avenge misdeed On the misdoer, doth but misery feed With her own broken heart.