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

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
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