misconduct(redirected from misconducting)
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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.
tr.v. mis·con·duct·ed, mis·con·duct·ing, mis·con·ducts
1. To mismanage.
2. To behave (oneself) improperly.
behaviour, such as adultery or professional negligence, that is regarded as immoral or unethical
1. to conduct (oneself) in such a way
2. to manage (something) badly
mis•con•duct(n. mɪsˈkɒn dʌkt; v. ˌmɪs kənˈdʌkt)
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).
Past participle: misconducted
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|Noun||1.||misconduct - bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf|
|2.||misconduct - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"|
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
usurpation, encroachment, trespass, violation, intrusion - entry to another's property without right or permission
malversation - misconduct in public office
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"
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"
|Verb||1.||misconduct - 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"
|2.||misconduct - manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"|
misconduct[ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt] n → faute f gross misconduct, professional misconduct
(= improper behaviour) → schlechtes Benehmen; (professional) → Berufsvergehen nt, → Verfehlung f → im Amt; (sexual) → Fehltritt m; gross misconduct → grobes Fehlverhalten
bad behaviour. wangedrag سوء تَصَرُّف лошо държание má conduta špatné chování schlechtes Betragen dårlig opførsel; embedsmisbrug κακή διαγωγή, παράβαση καθήκοντος mala conducta halb käitumine بد رفتاری huono käytös inconduite הִתנַהֲגוּת פְּסוּלָה अनाचार loše vladanje rossz viselkedés sikap buruk slæm hegðun cattiva condotta 非行 비행 neetiðkas pasielgimas, aplaidumas slikta uzvedība salah laku wangedragupassende oppførsel, mislighold złe prowadzenie się بد كړن او رويه má conduta purtare/comportare greşită плохое поведение zlé správanie grdo vedenje loše ponašanje dåligt uppför-ande การประพฤติผิด kötü davranış 不當行為 погана поведінка بد وضعی hạnh kiểm xấu 办错，不正当的行为