AskDefine | Define misdeed

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misdeed n : improper or wicked or immoral behavior [syn: misbehavior, misbehaviour]

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  1. That which was done that should not have been, ranging from any sin or moral offense to various degrees of crime.
    The petty misdeeds of his youth came back to haunt him when he ran for political office and his character was smeared.

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atrocity, breach, crime, crime against humanity, deadly sin, delinquency, dereliction, enormity, error, evil, failure, fault, felony, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, iniquity, injury, injustice, lapse, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misconduct, misdeeds, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, mortal sin, nonfeasance, offense, omission, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, unutterable sin, venial sin, wrong, wrongdoing
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