What is another word for misdemeanour?

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[ mˌɪsdɪmˈiːnə], [ mˌɪsdɪmˈiːnə], [ m_ˌɪ_s_d_ɪ_m_ˈiː_n_ə]

Misdemeanour is a word commonly used to describe a minor legal infraction, but there are many other words that can be used as synonyms for this term. Some suitable alternatives include misdeed, wrongdoing, fault, transgression, and offense. These words all suggest a breach of established rules or norms, but they vary slightly in their connotations. For example, 'misdeed' is often used to describe a minor violation of social norms, while 'offense' is typically used to describe a more serious infraction that violates the law. Overall, there are many synonyms for 'misdemeanor' that can be used depending on the context and severity of the misbehavior in question.

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Usage examples for Misdemeanour

Nor can he ever hope to live down this terrible social misdemeanour, especially if it is accompanied by the least ostentation.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
I have concluded this to be some signal punishment inflicted upon him, by the officers of the police, for some pilfering misdemeanour; or, perhaps, that it was a crew of bailiffs carrying an execution into his house.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
Of his first great cloud-for, if he did not quite forget his first love, he soon got a second and even a third-a cloud that came out of a letter that reached him in camp at Rawal Pindi, and told him that his father, a solicitor of unblemished character till then, had been indicted for fraudulent practices, and would have to stand his trial for misdemeanour.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan

Famous quotes with Misdemeanour

  • This is no plea that lies should not be used in war-time, but a demonstration of how lies must be used in war-time. If the truth were told from the outset, there would be no reason and no will for war.In war-time, failure to lie is negligence, the doubting of a lie a misdemeanour, the declaration of the truth a crime.
    Arthur Ponsonby

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