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Definition of "misdeed" [mis•deed]

  • A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misdeed" in a sentence
  • "Claiming a misdeed was a mistake is akin to the evangelist philanderer saying, “I thought the woman was my wife,” or the baseball player claiming, “I thought I was injecting vitamins,” or the politician perjurer protesting, “It depends on what the definition of the truth is.”"
  • "A "breach" of contract, "possible misappropriation," or "misdeed" - would be necessary to begin legal proceedings, but there "was not any sense of illegality at that point," he said."
  • "In fact, it was so -- the misdeed was a double-edged blade which cut both ways."