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malfeasance


She denied all allegations of malfeasance, insisting that the money in her account was a gift.
  illegal behavior by someone in a position of trust — such as a public official or corporate executive
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malfeasance malfeasant malfeasances
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Word Prefix:  Note that "mal" often means "bad".
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  • She denied all allegations of malfeasance, insisting that the money in her account was a gift.
  • The mayor was charged with gross malfeasance.
  • Or whether they figured that the Lord had delivered the enemy into their hands, that they could get him dead to rights on the business of attempting to corrupt, coerce, and blackmail the Legislature, in addition to the other little charges of malfeasance and nonfeasance.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • No, actually the charge was malfeasance. Accepting remunerations for favorable decisions, that sort of thing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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  • It contained the order for Napoleon Bonaparte to be placed under immediate arrest, to be returned to Paris in irons to stand trial for treason, sedition, disloyalty, and malfeasance.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • "I mean, we are talking about malfeasance here, aren’t we?"
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "This malfeasance must be stopped," said Flora in a deep and superheroic voice.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • traitor confirmed in malfeasance.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
  • …waive my privilege of gentle blood, and come down and put myself on a level with the lowly birth of the wrong-doer, making myself equal with him and enabling him to enter into combat with me; and so, I challenge and defy him, though absent, on the plea of his malfeasance in breaking faith with this poor damsel, who was a maiden and now by his misdeed is none; and say that he shall fulfill the promise he gave her to become her lawful husband, or else stake his life upon the question.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "By advantage taken of one in fault, in dire peril, and at thy mercy, thou hast seized goods worth above thirteenpence ha’penny, paying but a trifle for the same; and this, in the eye of the law, is constructive barratry, misprision of treason, malfeasance in office, ad hominem expurgatis in statu quo—and the penalty is death by the halter, without ransom, commutation, or benefit of clergy."
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper

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  • It is within my competence to adjust malfeasance and to see to the comfort and dignity of the passengers, for example, while the train is in the field of maneuver at Bolzano.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Like most Americans I am no lover of cops, and the consistent investigation of city forces for bribery, brutality, and a long and picturesque list of malfeasances is not designed to reassure me.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Even if there were a trustworthy band of spellcasters adept enough to watch over all the other magicians in Alagaesia—ready to intervene at the slightest hint of malfeasance—we would still be reliant upon the very ones whose powers we sought to restrain.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Honestly, in the governmental bureaucracy of Winter Park High School, Jasper Hanson was like Deputy Assistant Undersecretary of Athletics and Malfeasance.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • And so now, when there is a great crisis, when malfeasance is apparent, Alfred turns himself into ….
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • This malfeasance will be stopped!
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "Malfeasance," said Flora again.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "This malfeasance must be stopped" was what the unassuming janitor Alfred T Slipper always said before he was transformed into the amazing Incandesto and became a towering, crime-fighting pillar of light.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Any harmful sympathy falls under malfeasance.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The second grievance: malfeasance.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • You let the boy make a simulacra of you, then bring him here on malfeasance?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "It’s not malfeasance," Arwyl said doggedly, glaring at Hemme from behind his spectacles, the grandfatherly lines on his face forming a fierce scowl.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Would I stay in business if I made a habit of malfeasance?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Keep your eyes open for malfeasance," she said to him.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "This malfeasance must be stopped!" shouted Flora.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • I arrived in the Masters’ Hall early and was relieved to find the atmosphere much more relaxed than when I’d gone on the horns for malfeasance against Hemme.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Self-defense or no, what I’d done was un— questionably malfeasance.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He had accused me of malfeasance.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The charge of malfeasance was a serious one.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "The grievance of malfeasance against E’lir Kvothe."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Malfeasance," Wilem said in a low voice.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "They can’t let a student get off bird-free after they’ve voted him guilty of malfeasance."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • True malfeasance.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And it isn’t malfeasance if you give him your hair and watch him stick it on the mommet’s head."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She said, "This malfeasance must be stopped.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "Treason, sedition, malfeasance, and if that weren’t enough, now insubordination.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
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Associated words [difficulty]:   malfeasance [6] , malicious [1] , malevolent [2] , malignant [2] , malady [3] , malign [4] , malinger [5] , malaise [6] , malediction [6] , malpractice [6] , malodorous [7] , malcontent [8] , malefactor [8] , maladroit [9]
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