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mis·con·duct

 (mĭs-kŏn′dŭkt)
n.
1.
a. Behavior not conforming to prevailing standards or laws; impropriety.
b. The act or an instance of adultery.
2. Dishonest or bad management, especially by persons entrusted or engaged to act on another's behalf.
3. Deliberate wrongdoing, especially by government or military officials.
v. (mĭs′kən-dŭct′)
tr.v. mis·con·duct·ed, mis·con·duct·ing, mis·con·ducts
1. To mismanage.
2. To behave (oneself) improperly.

misconduct

n
behaviour, such as adultery or professional negligence, that is regarded as immoral or unethical
vb (tr)
1. to conduct (oneself) in such a way
2. to manage (something) badly

mis•con•duct

(n. mɪsˈkɒn dʌkt; v. ˌmɪs kənˈdʌkt)

n.
1. improper behavior.
2. unlawful conduct by an official in regard to his or her office, or by a person in the administration of justice; malfeasance.
v.t.
3. to mismanage.
4. to misbehave (oneself).
[1700–10]

misconduct


Past participle: misconducted
Gerund: misconducting

Imperative
misconduct
misconduct
Present
I misconduct
you misconduct
he/she/it misconducts
we misconduct
you misconduct
they misconduct
Preterite
I misconducted
you misconducted
he/she/it misconducted
we misconducted
you misconducted
they misconducted
Present Continuous
I am misconducting
you are misconducting
he/she/it is misconducting
we are misconducting
you are misconducting
they are misconducting
Present Perfect
I have misconducted
you have misconducted
he/she/it has misconducted
we have misconducted
you have misconducted
they have misconducted
Past Continuous
I was misconducting
you were misconducting
he/she/it was misconducting
we were misconducting
you were misconducting
they were misconducting
Past Perfect
I had misconducted
you had misconducted
he/she/it had misconducted
we had misconducted
you had misconducted
they had misconducted
Future
I will misconduct
you will misconduct
he/she/it will misconduct
we will misconduct
you will misconduct
they will misconduct
Future Perfect
I will have misconducted
you will have misconducted
he/she/it will have misconducted
we will have misconducted
you will have misconducted
they will have misconducted
Future Continuous
I will be misconducting
you will be misconducting
he/she/it will be misconducting
we will be misconducting
you will be misconducting
they will be misconducting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misconducting
you have been misconducting
he/she/it has been misconducting
we have been misconducting
you have been misconducting
they have been misconducting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misconducting
you will have been misconducting
he/she/it will have been misconducting
we will have been misconducting
you will have been misconducting
they will have been misconducting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misconducting
you had been misconducting
he/she/it had been misconducting
we had been misconducting
you had been misconducting
they had been misconducting
Conditional
I would misconduct
you would misconduct
he/she/it would misconduct
we would misconduct
you would misconduct
they would misconduct
Past Conditional
I would have misconducted
you would have misconducted
he/she/it would have misconducted
we would have misconducted
you would have misconducted
they would have misconducted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misconduct - bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
2.misconduct - activity that transgresses moral or civil lawmisconduct - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
brutalisation, brutalization - the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
usurpation, encroachment, trespass, violation, intrusion - entry to another's property without right or permission
civil wrong, tort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
malversation - misconduct in public office
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
dereliction - willful negligence
malfeasance - wrongful conduct by a public official
misfeasance - doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner
malpractice - a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct; "he charged them with electoral malpractices"
malpractice - professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage; "the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"
perversion - the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); "it was a perversion of justice"
injury - wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted
injury - an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
infliction - an act causing pain or damage
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
knavery, dishonesty - lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
falsification, misrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts
champerty - an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded; "soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"
criminal maintenance, maintenance - the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community; "unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"
infringement, violation - an act that disregards an agreement or a right; "he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"
Verb1.misconduct - behave badlymisconduct - behave badly; "The children misbehaved all morning"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
fall from grace - revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior; "The children fell from grace when they asked for several helpings of dessert"
act up, carry on - misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way; "The children acted up when they were not bored"
2.misconduct - manage badly or incompetentlymisconduct - manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

misconduct

noun immorality, wrongdoing, mismanagement, malpractice, misdemeanour, delinquency, impropriety, transgression, misbehaviour, dereliction, naughtiness, malfeasance (Law), unethical behaviour, malversation (rare) He was dismissed from his job for gross misconduct.

misconduct

noun
Improper, often rude behavior:
Translations
سوء تَصَرُّف
špatné chování
dårlig opførselembedsmisbrug
rossz viselkedés
slæm hegîun
neetiškas pasielgimas
slikta uzvedība
zlé správanie
kötü davranış

misconduct

A. [mɪsˈkɒndʌkt] Nmala conducta f; (professional) → falta f de ética profesional, mala conducta f profesional
B. [ˌmɪskənˈdʌkt] VTmanejar mal, dirigir mal
to misconduct o.sportarse or conducirse mal

misconduct

[ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt] nfaute f gross misconduct, professional misconduct

misconduct

n
(= improper behaviour)schlechtes Benehmen; (professional) → Berufsvergehen nt, → Verfehlung fim Amt; (sexual) → Fehltritt m; gross misconductgrobes Fehlverhalten
(= mismanagement)schlechte Verwaltung
vr to misconduct oneselfsich schlecht benehmen; (professionally) → sich falsch verhalten

misconduct

[ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt] ncattiva condotta, comportamento scorretto; (sexual) → adulterio
professional misconduct → reato professionale

misconduct

(misˈkondakt) noun
bad behaviour.
References in classic literature ?
But after all the punishment that misconduct can bring, it is still not less misconduct.
Her indignation would have been still stronger than it was, had she not witnessed that embarrassment which seemed to speak a consciousness of his own misconduct, and prevented her from believing him so unprincipled as to have been sporting with the affections of her sister from the first, without any design that would bear investigation.
The marriage being a perfectly legal one, and the wife's misconduct prior to the ceremony giving her husband no claim to his release from her by divorce, it was only possible to appeal to her sense of her own interests.
It was reported that he had followed up his former misconduct by calling his father-in-law a liar, and that he had ordered a common tombstone from some cheap-jack at the East-end.
Here one curses her and calls her capricious, fickle, and immodest, there another condemns her as frail and frivolous; this pardons and absolves her, that spurns and reviles her; one extols her beauty, another assails her character, and in short all abuse her, and all adore her, and to such a pitch has this general infatuation gone that there are some who complain of her scorn without ever having exchanged a word with her, and even some that bewail and mourn the raging fever of jealousy, for which she never gave anyone cause, for, as I have already said, her misconduct was known before her passion.
The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.
The latter had evidently feared a revelation of his supposed misconduct to Madame Granson; and Suzanne, at the risk of not getting a penny from the society, was possessed with the desire, on leaving Alencon, of entangling the old bachelor in the inextricable meshes of a provincial slander.
All faults or defects, from the slightest misconduct to the most flagitious crime, Pantocyclus attributed to some deviation from perfect Regularity in the bodily figure, caused perhaps(if not congenital) by some collision in a crowd; by neglect to take exercise, or by taking too much of it; or even by a sudden change of temperature, resulting in a shrinkage or expansion in some too susceptible part of the frame.
Well, I shall write to the abbe; I shall hold him responsible for his protege's misconduct, and I shall soon know all about this assassination.
She was daughter to Dolius, but had been brought up by Penelope, who used to give her toys to play with, and looked after her when she was a child; but in spite of all this she showed no consideration for the sorrows of her mistress, and used to misconduct herself with Eurymachus, with whom she was in love.
Let me tell you that the dearest thing in life to me is my self-respect; wherefore, in informing you of my misfortunes and misconduct, I would add that none of my superiors know of my doings, nor ever will know of them, and that therefore, I still enjoy a measure of respect in that quarter.
His pride, in that direction, may be of service, if not to himself, to many others, for it must only deter him from such foul misconduct as I have suffered by.