What is another word for misdemean?

14 synonyms found


[ mˌɪsdɪmˈiːn], [ mˌɪsdɪmˈiːn], [ m_ˌɪ_s_d_ɪ_m_ˈiː_n]

The word "misdemean" has multiple synonyms that are used to describe actions that are regarded as minor offenses or misbehaviors. These synonyms include "misconduct", "misdeed", "transgression", "breach of conduct", "infraction", and "violation". Each of these words focuses on a different aspect of a minor offense, but they all essentially refer to an act that is not considered a serious crime, but still calls for some level of corrective action. It is important to note that these words are not interchangeable, and some may be more appropriate than others, depending on the context in which they are used.

Synonyms for Misdemean:

How to use "Misdemean" in context?

Misdemean is defined as an intentional act that goes against what is clearly accepted as the standard of conduct or as a correct interpretation of the law. A misdemeanant is someone who commits a misdemeanour.

Misdemean offences can include a broad range of offences such as serious traffic offences, criminal offences like assault or vandalism, as well as regulatory offences like drinking in public or smoking in public. In some cases, the punishment for a misdemeanour depends on the severity of the offence, with slap-on-the-wrist fines being the most common punishment for less serious offences.

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