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v. mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing, mis·be·haves
To behave badly.
To behave (oneself) in an inappropriate way: The children misbehaved themselves at dinner.

mis′be·hav′er n.
mis′be·hav′ior (-hāv′yər) n.


a. malcriado-a, majadero-a; mal educado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Can it be that I have so misbehaved to a perfect Circle?
She had not forgotten how Toto and Billina had misbehaved in Bunbury, and perhaps the rabbit was wise to insist on their staying outside the town.
He seemed to have lost his own sense of what had happened in the corn field and when he put up a strong hand and took hold of the lapel of Ray's coat he shook the old man as he might have shaken a dog that had misbehaved.
Of these, twelve in all {177} have misbehaved, and have been wanting in respect to me, and also to Penelope.
Peggotty and the Yarmouth boatmen having put off in a gale of wind with an anchor and cable to the "Nelson" Indiaman in distress; and you shall go there another day, and find them deep in the evidence, pro and con, respecting a clergyman who has misbehaved himself; and you shall find the judge in the nautical case, the advocate in the clergyman's case, or contrariwise.
I neither say nor think so," said Sancho; "let them look to it; with their bread let them eat it; they have rendered account to God whether they misbehaved or not; I come from my vineyard, I know nothing; I am not fond of prying into other men's lives; he who buys and lies feels it in his purse; moreover, naked was I born, naked I find myself, I neither lose nor gain; but if they did, what is that to me?
Summary: Hubli (Karnataka) [India], Mar 13 (ANI): A 55-year-old women in Karnataka's Hubli taught a lesson to two miscreants who allegedly misbehaved with her on Sunday night.
When lawyers approached SHO Gaddai Ashraf Qureshi for registration of a case against unidentified driver, he misbehaved with the lawyers and refused to register a case against unidentified car driver.
Speaking to the media after the incident, she further said that it does not seem that those who misbehaved were from the ruling party.
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Later, Ahmed misbehaved and exchanged harsh words with the constable and introduced himself as an MNA's son.
SHIKARPUR -- The number of Columnist, Poets, Artists, Story writers, and civil society persons took out a protest rally against Assistant Commissioner Shikarpur, who misbehaved with prominent columnist Nasim Bukhari, over the issue of Ajrak Club Shikarpur it was taken out from Jugan Nath Public Library up to Press Club Shikarpur, here on Saturday.