Definitions for: Misconduct


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Mis*con"duct, n.
Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement. --Addison.

Syn: Misbehavior; misdemeanor; mismanagement; misdeed;
delinquency; offense.


Mis`con*duct", v. t.
To conduct amiss; to mismanage. --Johnson.

To misconduct one's self, to behave improperly.


Mis`con*duct", v. i.
To behave amiss.

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

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