Lying or stealing is an example of a misdeed.
From Middle English misdede, from Old English misdÇ£d (“misdeed"), from Proto-Germanic *missa- (“mis-"), *dÄ“diz (“deed, act"), equivalent to mis- +"Ž deed. Cognate with Scots misded (“misdeed"), West Frisian misdied (“misdeed"), Dutch misdaad (“misdeed"), German Missetat (“misdeed"), Swedish missdÃ¥d (“misdeed"), Gothic [script?] (missadÄ“Ã¾s, “misdeed"). More at mis-, deed.
- They are concerned with pleasing the parent, and may fear the punishment for admitting a mistake or misdeed.
- After all, you're trying to woo a special girl, apologize for a misdeed, or express your love.
- Selfish: Lying to protect the self at the expense of another, and/or to conceal a misdeed.
- 1 "He who has the love of a good woman Is ashamed of every misdeed."
- In the case of demerit there is a direct antipathy to the feelings of the misdoer, but the chief sentiment excited is sympathy with those injured by the misdeed.