misdeed

Part of speech: noun

A wrong or improper act.

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Usage examples "misdeed":

  1. He may sometimes be seen lecturing a coolie or rickshaw- boy for some misdeed or other. - "Peeps at Many Lands: Japan", John Finnemore.
  2. Thirdly, he had some time since been guilty of a secret misdeed, which he hoped to repair by bestowing further benefits on the Scofields. - "True and Other Stories", George Parsons Lathrop.
  3. The way to re yourself of this law- making habit is to stop thinking of every little misdeed as the beginning of a great wrong. - "Study of Child Life", Marion Foster Washburne.