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 History of this Word

"mis" is from "mes" (badly, wrongly) spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.


In this sense, "mis" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"mis-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "bad", "wrong" or "wrongly" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

mis- illustration Here is a list of some of the most commonly misspelled words in English.
mis- illustration The past twenty years have witnessed a remarkable series of misadventures.