[mis-deed] /mɪsˈdid/

an immoral or wicked deed.
an evil or illegal action

Old English misdæd “misdeed, evil deed, sin,” common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon misdad, Old Frisian misdede, Middle Dutch misdaet, German Missetat, Gothic missadeþs; see mis- (1) + deed (n.).


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