misbehavior


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mis·be·have

 (mĭs′bĭ-hāv′)
v. mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing, mis·be·haves
v.intr.
To behave badly.
v.tr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misbehavior - improper or wicked or immoral behaviormisbehavior - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
juvenile delinquency, delinquency - an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
mischief, mischief-making, devilment, roguery, shenanigan, roguishness, devilry, deviltry, mischievousness, rascality - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
ruffianism - violent lawless behavior
indecorum, impropriety, familiarity, liberty - an act of undue intimacy
irregularity, abnormality - behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
indecency, impropriety - an indecent or improper act
peccadillo, indiscretion - a petty misdeed
infantilism - infantile behavior in mature persons

misbehavior

noun
Improper, often rude behavior:
Translations
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misbehavior

n. mala conducta, mal comportamiento.
References in classic literature ?
With equal plausibility might it be alleged in this case, that the favoritism of the latter would always be an asylum for the misbehavior of the former.
So far as might concern the misbehavior of the Executive in perverting the instructions or contravening the views of the Senate, we need not be apprehensive of the want of a disposition in that body to punish the abuse of their confidence or to vindicate their own authority.
Katharine disliked telling her mother about Cyril's misbehavior quite as much as her father did, and for much the same reasons.
Then, in a flash, she remembered that she had still to tell her about Cyril's misbehavior. Her anger immediately dissipated itself; it broke like some wave that has gathered itself high above the rest; the waters were resumed into the sea again, and Katharine felt once more full of peace and solicitude, and anxious only that her mother should be protected from pain.
Although she was by birth an Alardyce, and Aunt Celia a Hilbery, the complexities of the family relationship were such that each was at once first and second cousin to the other, and thus aunt and cousin to the culprit Cyril, so that his misbehavior was almost as much Cousin Caroline's affair as Aunt Celia's.
I felt worse and worse --at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favor to give me a good slippering for my misbehavior; anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed such an unendurable length of time.
They regret it deeply, and beg you to overlook their misbehavior.' The government clerk was softened once more.
Tulliver, foreseeing nothing but misbehavior while the children remained indoors, took an early opportunity of suggesting that, now they were rested after their walk, they might go and play out of doors; and aunt Pullet gave permission, only enjoining them not to go off the paved walks in the garden, and if they wanted to see the poultry fed, to view them from a distance on the horse-block; a restriction which had been imposed ever since Tom had been found guilty of running after the peacock, with an illusory idea that fright would make one of its feathers drop off.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 10 (ANI): A special court on Wednesday acquitted AAP MLA Sarita Singh in a case pertaining to alleged misbehavior with a police officer.
He said that the citizens can lodge their complaint regarding non-completion of routes, misbehavior with passengers or other traffic related issues at the ITP helpline.
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has fined 197,260 public service vehicles (PSVs) involved in non-completion of routes, overloading and misbehavior with passengers.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Friday heard a case regarding Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Tourism Minister Fida Hussain's alleged misbehavior with Islamabad airport staff and ordered him to submit a written apology.