Misbehavior Mis`be*hav"ior, n. Improper, rude, or uncivil behavior; ill conduct. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • misbehavior — (n.) also misbehaviour, late 15c., from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + BEHAVIOR (Cf. behavior) …   Etymology dictionary

  • misbehavior — (Amer.) n. poor conduct, bad behavior, misconduct (also misbehaviour) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misbehavior — [n] naughty act, conduct acting up*, fault, immorality, impropriety, incivility, indiscipline, insubordination, mischief, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, monkey business*, naughtiness, rudeness, shenanigans*, transgression,… …   New thesaurus

  • misbehavior — mis|be|hav|ior [ ,mısbı heıvjər ] noun singular or uncount bad behavior or behavior that offends other people: misbehavior of: The article blames pop culture for the misbehavior of children …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • misbehavior — noun Action or conduct that is inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected. The teacher did not tolerate misbehavior in his classroom …   Wiktionary

  • misbehavior — /mis bi hayv yeuhr/, n. improper, inappropriate, or bad behavior. Also, esp. Brit., misbehaviour. [1480 90; MIS 1 + BEHAVIOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • misbehavior — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. misconduct, mischief, disobedience, badness, wrong. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. transgression, misconduct, fault; see mischief 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. acting out, naughtiness, transgression …   English dictionary for students

  • misbehavior — n. Misconduct, miscarriage, ill conduct, ill behavior …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • misbehavior — n misconduct, badness, naughtiness, misdemeanor, delinquency; disorderly conduct, bad manners, indiscipline, disobedience, insubordination; disorder, disorderliness, Inf. goings on; roughhouse, horseplay, mayhem, rowdyism, rowdiness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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