Definition of Misdemean

1. Verb. Behave badly. "The children misbehaved all morning"

Exact synonyms: Misbehave, Misconduct
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Fall From Grace, Act Up, Carry On
Antonyms: Behave
Derivative terms: Misbehavior, Misconduct



Definition of Misdemean

1. v. t. To behave ill; -- with a reflexive pronoun; as, to misdemean one's self.

Definition of Misdemean

1. Verb. To behave badly; with a reflexive pronoun, i.e. to misdemean oneself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misdemean

misdeeds
misdeem
misdeemed
misdeeming
misdeems
misdefend
misdefended
misdefending
misdefends
misdefense
misdefine
misdefined
misdefines
misdefining
misdeliver
misdemean (current term)
misdemeanant
misdemeanants
misdemeaned
misdemeaning
misdemeanor
misdemeanors
misdemeanour
misdemeanours
misdemeans
misdempt
misderive
misderived
misderives
misderiving

Literary usage of Misdemean

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1. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted, to by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"misdemean.—"misdemean himself in his Office," s. 6, 1W.&M. c. 21; V. Wildes v. Russell, LR 1 CP 722; ..."

2. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English by John Walker (1823)
"... mis-deem', ra to judge ill of misdemean, mls-de-mene'. r.«. to behave ill misdemeanour, mis-de-me'nur. .;. a petty offence Misdo, ..."

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