well-behaved

  • 1 well-behaved — well be haved adj behaving in a calm polite way, and not being rude or violent ▪ a well behaved child ▪ a very well behaved dog ▪ The crowd was noisy but well behaved …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 well-behaved — 1590s, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + pp. of BEHAVE (Cf. behave) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 well-behaved — well be|haved [ ,wel bı heıvd ] adjective a well behaved child or animal behaves in a way that is polite or gentle and does not upset people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 well-behaved — [wel΄bē hāvd′] adj. behaving well; conducting oneself properly; displaying good manners …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 well-behaved — index civil (polite), malleable, obedient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 well-behaved — well′ behaved′ adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 7 Well-behaved — Mathematicians (and those in related sciences) very frequently speak of whether a mathematical object mdash; a number, a function, a set, a space of one sort or another mdash; is well behaved or not. While the term has no fixed formal definition …

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  • 8 well behaved — adjective (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct a well behaved child • Syn: ↑well behaved • Similar to: ↑good * * * ▶ adjective ORDERLY, obedient, disciplined, peaceable, docile, controlled,… …

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  • 9 well-behaved — also well behaved ADJ GRADED If you describe someone, especially a child, as well behaved, you mean that they behave in a way that adults generally like and think is correct. ...well behaved little boys... The troops have been remarkably well… …

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  • 10 well-behaved — adjective behaving in a polite or socially acceptable way: a well behaved child | The crowd was noisy but well behaved …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 well-behaved — adjective (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct a well behaved child • Syn: ↑well behaved • Similar to: ↑good …

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  • 12 well behaved — adjective having good behaviour; not needing correction; polite; correct; conforming to standards of good behaviour; well mannered. The boy is well behaved and is seldom naughty …

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  • 13 well-behaved — adj. Well behaved is used with these nouns: ↑child, ↑dog …

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  • 14 well behaved — see well behaved …

    English dictionary

  • 15 well-behaved — UK [ˌwel bɪˈheɪvd] / US adjective a well behaved child or animal behaves in a way that is polite or gentle and does not upset people …

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  • 16 well-behaved — /ˈwɛl bəheɪvd/ (say wel buhhayvd) adjective characterised by good behaviour or conduct. Also, (especially in predicative use), well behaved /wɛl bəˈheɪvd/ (say wel buh hayvd) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 well-behaved — a. Courteous, civil, polite, well bred, well mannered, polished, of good manners …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 well-behaved — adjective a) Having good manners and acting properly b) (of a function) Having a finite derivative (of all orders) at all points, and having no discontinuities Syn: well mannered …

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  • 19 well-behaved — adj. * * * …

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  • 20 well-behaved — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. mannerly, courteous, civil; see polite 1 …

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