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  1. mis-prefix

    bad, badly, wrong, wrongly

    Etymology: From missa-. Akin to missan

  2. mis-prefix

    lack or failure

    Etymology: From missa-. Akin to missan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mis-

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

    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. Christina LaMontagne:

    It's quite staggering, probably all of us have been mis-billed on a medical service.

  2. Ben Schomin:

    It’s not a good face for me and we’re still trying to figure out how to make it good on the mis-hits. I’m living on the razor’s edge. everybody is bending over backwards.

  3. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

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

  4. David Norton:

    If a client which shouldn't be in a position to invest in a particular product, but is able to because of a new technology and loses money, then the system has failed structurally, in that sense, it could enable the next mis-selling scandal easily.

  5. Jennie Kreser:

    Insurers expect at some stage to face some kinds of mis-selling claims.

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