|doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner|
MisericordiaMis`e*ri*cor"di*a\, n. [L., mercy, compassion; miser wretched + cor, cordis, heart.]1. (O. Law) An amercement. --Burrill. 2. (Anc. Armor.) A thin-bladed dagger; so called, in the Middle Ages, because used to give the death wound or "mercy" stroke to a fallen adversary. 3. (Eccl.) An indulgence as to food or dress granted to a member of a religious order. --Shipley.
|(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip" [syn: mean]|
mis·em·ploy –verb (used with object) to use for the wrong purpose; use wrongly or improperly; misuse.
MisenterMis*en"ter\, v. t. To enter or insert wrongly, as a charge in an account.
MiseasyMis*eas"y\, a. Not easy; painful. [Obs.]
MiseasedMis*eased"\, a. Having discomfort or misery; troubled. [Obs.] --Chaucer
MisentreatMis`en*treat"\, v. t. To treat wrongfully. [Obs.] --Grafton.
MiserationMis`er*a"tion\, n. Commiseration. [Obs.]
MisexplanationMis*ex`pla*na"tion\, n. An erroneous explanation.
MisexpositionMis*ex`po*si"tion\, n. Wrong exposition.
MisexpressionMis`ex*pres"sion\, n. Wrong expression.
mis·fea·sor –noun Law. a person who is guilty of misfeasance.
MisfaithMis*faith"\, n. Want of faith; distrust. "[Anger] born of your misfaith." --Tennyson.
MisfallenMis*fall"\, v. t. [imp. Misfell; p. p. Misfallen; p. pr. & vb. n. Misfalling.] To befall, as ill luck; to happen to unluckily. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
MisfareMis*fare"\, v. i. [AS. misfaran.] To fare ill. [Obs.] -- n. Misfortune. [Obs.] --Spenser.
MisfashionMis*fash"ion\, v. t. To form wrongly.
|a distorted feature.|
MisfeelingMis*feel"ing\, a. Insensate. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
MisfeignMis*feign"\, v. i. To feign with an evil design. [Obs.] --Spenser.
mis·file –verb (used with object), -filed, -fil·ing. to file (papers, documents, records, etc.) incorrectly; file in the wrong place.
mis·fire verb, -fired, -fir·ing, noun –verb (used without object)
|1.||(of a rifle or gun or of a bullet or shell) to fail to fire or explode.|
|2.||(of an internal-combustion engine) to fail to ignite properly or when expected.|
|3.||to fail to achieve the desired result, effect, etc.: His criticisms completely misfired.|
|4.||an act or instance of misfiring.|
mis·fit verb, -fit·ted, -fit·ting, noun –verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
|1.||to fit badly.|
|2.||something that fits badly, as a garment that is too large or too small.|
|3.||a person who is not suited or is unable to adjust to the circumstances of his or her particular situation: a misfit in one's job.|
MisformMis*form"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misformed; p. pr. & vb. n. Misforming.] To make in an ill form. --Spenser.
MisformationMis`for*ma"tion\, n. Malformation.
|deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life" [syn: hapless]|
MisframeMis*frame"\, v. t. To frame wrongly.
mis·func·tion –noun, verb (used without object) malfunction.
height, a town of Moab, or simply, the height=the citadel, some fortress so called; or perhaps a general name for the highlands of Moab, as some think (Jer. 48:1). In Isa. 25:12, the word is rendered "high fort."
|gauge something incorrectly or improperly|
mis·give verb, -gave, -giv·en, -giv·ing. –verb (used with object)
|1.||(of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.|
|2.||to be apprehensive.|
MisgottenMis*got"ten\, a. Unjustly gotten. --Spenser.
|to govern or manage badly.|
MisgraciousMis*gra"cious\, a. Not gracious. [Obs.]
MisgrowthMis*growth"\, n. Bad growth; an unnatural or abnormal growth.
MisguessMis*guess"\, v. t. & i. To guess wrongly.
|to guide wrongly; misdirect.|
who is like God! (1.) A Levite; the eldest of the three sons of Uzziel (Ex. 6:22).
(2.) One of the three Hebrew youths who were trained with Daniel in Babylon (Dan. 1:11, 19), and promoted to the rank of Magi. He and his companions were afterwards cast into the burning fiery furnace for refusing to worship the idol the king had set up, from which they were miraculously delivered (3:13-30). His Chaldean name was Meshach (q.v.).
a city of the tribe of Asher (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chr. 6:74). It is probably the modern Misalli, on the shore near Carmel.
their cleansing or their beholding, a Benjamite, one of the sons of Elpaal (1 Chr. 8:12).
mis·han·dle –verb (used with object), -dled, -dling.
|1.||to handle badly; maltreat: to mishandle a dog.|
|2.||to manage badly: to mishandle an estate.|
|3.||to lose or misplace: to mishandle baggage.|
|a misfortune; mishap.|
MishappenMis*hap"pen\, v. i. To happen ill or unluckily. --Spenser.
MishappyMis*hap"py\, a. Unhappy. [Obs.]
(Josh. 19:26), a town of Asher, probably the same as Mishal.
mis·hear –verb (used with object), -heard, -hear·ing. to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark.
mish·e·gaas –noun meshugaas.me·shu·gaas
|foolishness; insanity; senselessness.|
mis·hit verb, -hit, -hit·ting, noun, adjective –verb (used with object)
|1.||to hit (a ball) badly or incorrectly, as in tennis or cricket.|
|2.||a bad or faulty hit, as in tennis or cricket.|
|3.||(of a ball) hit badly.|
fatness, one of the Gadite heroes who gathered to David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:10).
|a confused mess; hodgepodge; jumble.|
|(Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends); "she invited the whole mishpocha" [syn: mishpocha] |
Mishraites, spread abroad
MisimaginationMis`im*ag`i*na"tion\, n. Wrong imagination; delusion. --Bp. Hall.
mis·im·pres·sion –noun a faulty or incorrect impression; a misconception or misapprehension.
MisimprovementMis`im*prove"ment\, n. Ill use or employment; use for a bad purpose.
MisinclineMis"in*cline"\, v. t. To cause to have a wrong inclination or tendency; to affect wrongly.
MisinferMis`in*fer"\, v. t. To infer incorrectly.
–verb (used with object)
mis·in·form·ant, mis·in·form·er, noun
—Synonyms mislead, misdirect.
MisinstructionMis`in*struc"tion\, n. Wrong or improper instruction.
MisintelligenceMis`in*tel"li*gence\, n. 1. Wrong information; misinformation. 2. Disagreement; misunderstanding. [Obs.]
MisintendMis`in*tend"\, v. t. To aim amiss. [Obs.]
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
MisjoinMis*join"\, v. t. To join unfitly or improperly.
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -judged, -judg·ing.
mis·judg·ment; especially British, mis·judge·ment, noun
MiskeepMis*keep"\, v. t. To keep wrongly. --Chaucer.
MiskenMis*ken"\, v. t. Not to know. [Obs.]
MiskindleMis*kin"dle\, v. t. To kindle amiss; to inflame to a bad purpose; to excite wrongly.
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–verb (used with object), -knew, -known, -know·ing.
MislactationMis`lac*ta"tion\, n. (Med.) Defective flow or vitiated condition of the milk.
–verb (used with object), -laid, -lay·ing.
MisleMi"sle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Misled; p. pr. & vb. n. Misling.] [Prop. mistle, fr. mist. Cf. Mistle, Mizzle.] To rain in very fine drops, like a thick mist; to mizzle. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
MisleMist\ (m[i^]st), n. [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist, Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. ma['i]hstus, AS. m[=i]gan to make water, Icel. m[=i]ga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L. mingere, meiere, to make water, gr. ? to make water, ? mist, Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist m[hand]gha cloud. [root]102. Cf. Misle, Mizzle, Mixen.]1. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog. 2. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist. 3. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision. His passion cast a mist before his sense. --Dryden. Mist flower (Bot.), a composite plant (Eupatorium c[oe]lestinum), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and Southern United States.
–adjective Scot. and North England.
[Origin: 1685–95; ptp. of mislear, ME misleren, OE mislǣran to teach amiss. See mis-1, learn]
MisliveMis*live"\, v. i. To live amiss.
–verb (used with object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -mat·ed, -mat·ing.
[Origin: 1890–95; mis-1 + mate1]
mis·move –noun a wrong or prohibited move, as in a game.
–verb (used with object), -named, -nam·ing.
[Origin: 1475–85; mis-1 + name]
MisnumberMis*num"ber\, v. t. To number wrongly.
MisnurtureMis*nur"ture\ (?; 135), v. t. To nurture or train wrongly; as, to misnurture children. --Bp. Hall.
MisobedienceMis`o*be"di*ence\, n. Mistaken obedience; disobedience. [Obs.] --Milton.
MisobserveMis`ob*serve"\, v. t. To observe inaccurately; to mistake in observing. --Locke.
mis·o·cai·ne·a –noun an abnormal aversion to anything new.
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mi·sog·y·nic, mi·sog·y·nous, mi·sog·y·nis·tic, adjective
MisopinionMis`o*pin"ion\, n. Wrong opinion. [Obs.]
MisorderMis*or"der\, v. t. To order ill; to manage erroneously; to conduct badly. [Obs.] --Shak.
–verb (used with object), -tat·ed, -tat·ing.
Mispar, Mispereth, numbering; showing; increase of tribute
MispassionMis*pas"sion\, n. Wrong passion or feeling. [Obs.]
MispayMis*pay"\, v. t. [Cf. Appay.] To dissatisfy. [Obs.]
–verb (used with object), -ceived, -ceiv·ing.
MispersuasionMis`per*sua"sion\, n. A false persuasion; wrong notion or opinion. --Dr. H. More.
–verb (used with object), -placed, -plac·ing.
—Synonyms 1, 2. See displace. 3. misapply.
–verb (used with object), -prized, -priz·ing.
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -read -read·ing.
MisrecollectionMis*rec`ol*lec"tion\, n. Erroneous or inaccurate recollection.
mis·re·demp·tion –noun illegal or fraudulent traffic in consumer product coupons, including mail theft and counterfeiting.
mis·te·ri·o·so –adjective Music. mysterious, strange, or weird.