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misdeed Line breaks: mis|deed
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈdiːd/

Definition of misdeed in English:


A wicked or illegal act: his past misdeeds were forgiven
More example sentences
  • Take some time to reflect on your past virtues and misdeeds.
  • In the past, youthful misdeeds would eventually reach the ears of mum and dad.
  • Western reporters detail, quite properly, the misdeeds, the crimes even, of the occupying forces.
wrongdoing, wrong, evil deed, crime, felony, criminal act, misdemeanour, misconduct, offence, violation, error, peccadillo, transgression, sin
archaic trespass


Old English misdǣd (see mis-1, deed).

Words that rhyme with misdeed

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