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mis-
Prefix
mis-

from the Old English word mis meaning divergent, astray or bad, wrong

A Few Words...

  • misinform: inform 'wrongly'
  • misdeal: distribute 'wrongly'
  • mistake: choose 'wrongly'
  • misfit: fitting 'badly'
  • misdeed: 'bad' deed
  • misdial: dial 'wrongly'
  • mislead: lead in a 'wrong' way
  • misfire: fire 'badly'


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Gina hung up the phone after misdialing the store's phone number. She had been misinformed by the clerk at the information booth. She didn't think he meant to mislead her but probably just made a mistake.


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