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Meaning of MISCONDUCT

Pronunciation:  [n]mis'kândukt, [v]`miskun'dukt, mis'kândukt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
  2. [n]  bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  3. [v]  manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
  4. [v]  behave badly; "The children misbehaved all morning"
 

MISCONDUCT is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: actus reus, misbehave, misdemean, mishandle, mismanage, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct
 
 Antonyms: behave, comport
 
 See Also: act, act up, activity, brutalisation, brutalization, care, carry on, civil wrong, damage, deal, dereliction, direction, dishonesty, encroachment, evildoing, falsification, handle, infliction, infringement, iniquity, injury, injustice, intrusion, knavery, legal injury, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, manage, management, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, misfeasance, misrepresentaation, move, perversion, tort, transgression, trespass, unfairness, usurpation, violation, wrong

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mis*con"duct\, n.
    Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement. --Addison.
    
    Syn: Misbehavior; misdemeanor; mismanagement; misdeed;
         delinquency; offense.
    
    
  2. \Mis`con*duct"\, v. t.
    To conduct amiss; to mismanage. --Johnson.
    
    {To misconduct one's self}, to behave improperly.
    
    
  3. \Mis`con*duct"\, v. i.
    To behave amiss.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abuse, abuse of office, bad policy, badness, be negligent, befoulment, conversion, corrupt administration, crime, criminal tendency, criminality, criminosis, debasement, defalcation, defilement, desecration, discourtesy, disorder, disorderliness, disorderly conduct, disruption, disruptiveness, diversion, do amiss, embezzlement, evil courses, evildoing, feloniousness, fouling, frowned-upon behavior, hooliganism, horseplay, impolicy, impropriety, inexpedience, inexpediency, lawbreaking, maladminister, maladministration, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, misadminister, misadministration, misapplication, misapply, misappropriation, misbehavior, miscall, miscite, miscount, misdeal, misdemeanor, misdirect, misdirection, misdoing, misemploy, misemployment, misfeasance, misfield, misgovern, misgovernment, misguidance, misguide, mishandle, mishandling, mismanage, mismanagement, misplay, misprint, misprision, misprision of treason, misquote, misread, misreport, misrule, misspell, misusage, misuse, naughtiness, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonsanctioned behavior, omission, peculation, perversion, pilfering, pollution, poor stewardship, positive misprision, profanation, prostitution, roughhouse, rowdiness, rowdyism, ruffianism, sin, thou scarlet sin, vandalism, venial sin, vice, viciousness, violation, wrong conduct, wrongdoing
 

 

 

 

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