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mis- +‎ demean


misdemean (third-person singular simple present misdemeans, present participle misdemeaning, simple past and past participle misdemeaned)

  1. (reflexive) To behave badly; with a reflexive pronoun, i.e. to misdemean oneself.
  2. (intransitive) To misbehave.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for misdemean in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)