I noun abomination, atrocity, bad behavior, blunder, crime, cruel act, culpable omission, delict, delictum, delinquency, dereliction, dutilessness, evil deed, fault, felony, guilty act, illegality, improper behavior, impropriety, infamous conduct, infraction, infringement, iniquity, injury, injustice, lapse, lawlessness, malefaction, maleficium, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, misbehavior, misconduct, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, mistake, offense, outrageous act, peccadillo, peccancy, peccatum, scrape, sin, slip, transgression, trespass, villainy, violation, wicked action, wicked deed, wrong, wrongdoing II index crime, delinquency (misconduct), disservice, fault (responsibility), guilt, illegality, lapse (expiration), malfeasance, misconduct, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misprision, offense, onus (blame), tort, transgression, vice, wrong

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  • misdeed — (n.) O.E. misdæd misdeed, evil deed, sin, common Germanic compound (Cf. O.S. misdad, O.Fris. misdede, M.Du. misdaet, Ger. Missetat, Goth. missadeþs; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + DEED (Cf. deed) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Misdeed — Mis*deed , n. [AS. misd[=ae]d. See {Deed}, n.] An evil deed; a wicked action. [1913 Webster] Evils which our own misdeeds have wrought. Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Misconduct; misdemeanor; fault; offense; trespass; transgression; crime. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misdeed — / misdemeanor [n] sin, crime breach of law, criminality, dirt*, dirty deed*, dirty pool*, fault, infringement, malefaction, misbehavior, misconduct, miscue, offense, peccadillo, slipup, transgression, trespass, villainy, violation, wrong,… …   New thesaurus

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  • misdeed — UK [mɪsˈdiːd] / US [mɪsˈdɪd] noun [countable] Word forms misdeed : singular misdeed plural misdeeds formal an action that is wrong or illegal …   English dictionary

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