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misdeed

Syllabification: mis·deed
Pronunciation: /misˈdēd
 
/

Definition of misdeed in English:

noun

A wicked or illegal act.
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.

Origin

Old English misdǣd (see mis-1, deed).

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