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  1. mis-prefix

    bad, badly, wrong, wrongly

  2. mis-prefix

    lack or failure

  3. Etymology: From missa-. Akin to missan

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  1. Mis-

    a prefix used adjectively and adverbially in the sense of amiss, wrong, ill, wrongly, unsuitably; as, misdeed, mislead, mischief, miscreant

  2. Etymology: [In words of Teutonic origin, fr. AS. mis-; akin to D. mis-, G. miss-, OHG. missa-, missi-, Icel. & Dan. mis-, Sw. miss-, Goth. missa-; orig., a p. p. from the root of G. meiden to shun, OHG. mdan, AS. man (100. Cf. Miss to fail of). In words from the French, fr. OF. mes-, F. m-, mes-, fr. L. minus less (see Minus). In present usage these two prefixes are commonly confounded.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mis- in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mis- in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of mis- in a Sentence

  1. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    Most of McNeilly's concerns proved to be either factually incorrect or the result of mis- or partial understanding.

  2. Adrienne Randolph:

    People will say' kids don't get very sick ; why worry about it,' but the truth is that some kids do get very sick. We've shown that even though survival is very high, some will have persistent symptoms, and some will have severe illness. Being hospitalized itself is also very disruptive. You don't want your kid getting in the hospital with severe pneumonia -- period. It can affect their future lung function. MIS-C can affect their heart, hopefully, this data will help people see exactly how important vaccination is.

  3. Unknown:

    What a pity that so many people rather believe their doubts And doubt their beliefs... Why don't we just decide to have no doubts, And believe your beliefs Fear and worry is just the mis-use of the creative powers We originally got to dream.

  4. Kevin Friedman:

    Any place where there is Covid exposure, there will be MIS-C too. It is inevitable that we'll see this with the reopening of schools.

  5. Tom McPhail:

    Behind the scenes, they have been methodically stripping away the layers of paperwork and uncovering evidence of how the sales were made, it appears likely that some providers are going to be called to account for the way they have treated their customers, which could in turn pave the way for compensation for mis-sold annuity investors.

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