Misdemean Mis`de*mean", v. t. To behave ill; -- with a reflexive pronoun; as, to misdemean one's self. [1913 Webster]

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  • misdemean — /mis di meen /, v.t. Rare. to misbehave (oneself). [1350 1400; late ME; see MIS 1, DEMEAN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • misdemean — mis·de·mean …   English syllables

  • misdemean — verb behave badly The children misbehaved all morning • Syn: ↑misbehave, ↑misconduct • Ant: ↑behave (for: ↑misbehave) • Derivationally related …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vice — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Vice >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 vice vice Sgm: N 1 evil doing evil doing evil courses Sgm: N 1 wrongdoing wrongdoing Sgm: N 1 wickedness wickedness viciousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 iniquity …   English dictionary for students

  • misdemeanant — /mis di mee neuhnt/, n. 1. a person who is guilty of misbehavior. 2. Law. a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor. [1810 20; MISDEMEAN + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • carry on — Synonyms and related words: abide, act up, antic, assault, attack, barbarize, batter, be enthusiastic, be livid, be patient, be pissed, be responsible for, bear with composure, behave ill, bide, bluster, boil, browned off, brutalize, bubble over …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cut up — Synonyms and related words: act up, afflict, aggrieve, anguish, antic, apportion, barb the dart, behave ill, break down, bring to tears, broken down, brokenhearted, bruise, caper, caracole, carp, carry on, carve, carve up, catch at straws, cavil …   Moby Thesaurus

  • horse around — Synonyms and related words: act up, antic, be foolish, be stupid, behave ill, caper, caracole, carry on, cavort, clown, clown around, coquet, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, cut up rough, dabble, dally, dance, disport, fiddle, fiddle with …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roughhouse — Synonyms and related words: act up, ado, badness, behave ill, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha, carry on, commotion, cut up, cut up rough, discourtesy, disorder, disorderliness, disorderly conduct, disruption, disruptiveness, disturbance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misbehave — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. do wrong, do evil, sin, fail, trip, blunder, work iniquity, offend, trespass, act up, carry on, behave badly, misdo, err, lapse, be delinquent, be at fault, be culpable, be blameworthy, be guilty, be censurable, be… …   English dictionary for students

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