mis definition

  • adjective-and-adverb:
    • incorrect; amiss.
  • others:
    • A Middle English type of miss.
    • A prefix of Anglo-Saxon beginning, indicating ‘wrong,’ ‘bad,’ ‘erroneous,’ or, taken adverbially, ‘wrongly,’ ‘badly,’ ‘erroneously,’ prefixed to nouns. like in misdeed, misfortune, misinform, etc., and verbs, misdo, miscarry, misguide, misrule, etc., including participles, as mistaking, misbelieving, etc., mistaken, misspent, etc.
    • A prefix of Latin origin, indicating virtually ‘minus,’ ‘less,’ thus found in Romance, etc., as a depreciative or unfavorable prefix, such as misadventure, mischance, mischief, miscount, miscreant, misnomer, etc.
    • An abbreviation of Missouri.

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