Misdeed vs Malfeasance - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between misdeed and malfeasance

is that misdeed is that which was done that should not have been, ranging from any sin or moral offense to various degrees of crime while malfeasance is wrongdoing.

misdeed

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • That which was done that should not have been, ranging from any sin or moral offense to various degrees of crime.
  • The petty misdeeds of his youth came back to haunt him when he ran for political office and his character was smeared.

    Synonyms

    * misdemeanor * misdoing

    See also

    * mischief

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    Anagrams

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    malfeasance

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia malfeasance) (en noun)
  • wrongdoing
  • (legal) Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official that causes damage.
  • Synonyms

    * (wrongdoing) misconduct, wrongdoing