Definition of misdeed in English:



  • A wicked or illegal act.

    • ‘She insists that his misdeeds are not about race, diversity or affirmative action.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for the bank, customers in Ireland have been affected by the misdeeds exposed in the past few weeks.’
    • ‘But why make a virtue out of those inevitable errors and misdeeds, much less a program?’
    • ‘In the past, youthful misdeeds would eventually reach the ears of mum and dad.’
    • ‘It implies that this happened to us because of our faults, misdeeds or sins.’
    • ‘Self-love also means forgiving yourself for any misdeeds or harmful thoughts.’
    • ‘If afflicted, it can indicate those who find infamy or notoriety because their misdeeds have caught the public's eye.’
    • ‘He added that the low income of the force's members could not be a justification for the officers to commit misdeeds.’
    • ‘Moreover, public misdeeds could readily be matched by private ones.’
    • ‘We can throw ourselves into your arms, knowing that you understand all our sins and misdeeds.’
    • ‘The prosecution is determined to discover the corporations' misdeeds to reveal the real picture.’
    • ‘These misdeeds are all too frequent in this troubled world we live in.’
    • ‘Take some time to reflect on your past virtues and misdeeds.’
    • ‘The UN, too, refuses to take him on for his criminal misdeeds.’
    • ‘Trade amnesty for perpetrators in return for them putting their misdeeds on the public record.’
    • ‘To hold him responsible for the misdeeds of his independent contractor would be to make him insure the safety of his lift.’
    • ‘The apex court had upheld his conviction, but the accused was not there to face the consequences of his misdeeds.’
    • ‘What exactly is the impersonal causal connection between the misdeeds in past lives and the painful events in this life?’
    • ‘Western reporters detail, quite properly, the misdeeds, the crimes even, of the occupying forces.’
    • ‘Luckily all of these people are the victims of vile plots and political misdeeds.’
    wrongdoing, wrong, evil deed, crime, felony, criminal act, misdemeanour, misconduct, offence, violation, error, peccadillo, transgression, sin
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Old English misdǣd (see mis-, deed).