Main definitions of mis- in English

: mis-1mis-2

mis-1

Pronunciation /mis/ /mɪs/

prefix

  • 1(added to verbs and their derivatives) wrongly.

    • ‘misapply’
    1. 1.1Badly.
      • ‘mismanage’
    2. 1.2Unsuitably.
      • ‘misname’

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Main definitions of mis- in English

: mis-1mis-2

mis-2

Pronunciation /mɪs/

prefix

  • Occurring in a few words adopted from French expressing a sense with negative force.

    ‘misadventure’
    • ‘mischief’

Origin

From Old French mes- (based on Latin minus), assimilated to mis-.