Main definitions of mis- in English

: mis-1mis-2

mis-1

prefix

  • 1(added to verbs and their derivatives) wrongly.

    ‘misapply’
    1. 1.1 Badly.
      ‘mismanage’
    2. 1.2 Unsuitably.
      ‘misname’

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

mis-

/mɪs/

Main definitions of mis- in English

: mis-1mis-2

mis-2

prefix

  • Occurring in a few words adopted from French expressing a sense with negative force.

    ‘misadventure’
    ‘mischief’

Origin

From Old French mes- (based on Latin minus), assimilated to mis-.

Pronunciation

mis-

/mɪs/