A misdeed is a bad or evil act. [FORMAL]

...the alleged financial misdeeds of his government.

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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 — 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • misdeed — ► NOUN ▪ a wrongful act …   English terms dictionary

  • misdeed — [mis dēd′, mis′dēd΄] n. a wrong or wicked act; crime, sin, etc …   English World dictionary

  • misdeed — n. 1) to commit a misdeed 2) to rectify a misdeed 3) a glaring misdeed * * * [ˌmɪs diːd] a glaring misdeed to commit a misdeed to rectify a misdeed …   Combinatory dictionary

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

  • misdeed punishable by imprisonment — index felony Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misdeed — noun Date: before 12th century a wrong deed ; offense …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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