Definition of Misconduct

1. Noun. Bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf.

Generic synonyms: Direction, Management



2. Verb. Behave badly. "The children misbehaved all morning"
Exact synonyms: Misbehave, Misdemean
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Fall From Grace, Act Up, Carry On
Antonyms: Behave
Derivative terms: Misbehavior

3. Noun. Activity that transgresses moral or civil law. "He denied any wrongdoing"

4. Verb. Manage badly or incompetently. "The funds were mismanaged"
Exact synonyms: Mishandle, Mismanage
Generic synonyms: Care, Deal, Handle, Manage
Derivative terms: Mismanagement

Definition of Misconduct

1. n. Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement.

2. v. t. To conduct amiss; to mismanage.

3. v. i. To behave amiss.

Definition of Misconduct

1. Noun. Bad behavior. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To act improperly. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To mismanage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misconduct

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misconduct

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Literary usage of Misconduct

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1. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1915)
"Intoxication or other misconduct of railroad or steamboat employees.— 1. ... misconduct of officials or employees on elevated railroads. ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1921)
"C. EXTRA MEDICAL SERVICE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE misconduct PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN ME Kenworthy, MD, School of Social Work, New York It is my purpose to ..."

3. Life Insurance: A Textbook by Solomon Stephen Huebner (1915)
"Agent's Liability to His Principal for Injury Occasioned by misconduct. ... Any misconduct of the agent makes him personally liable to his principal for the ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"Contributory negligence is not a defense to an action for reckless or willful misconduct. [Ed. Note.—For other cases, see Negligence, Cent. Dig. g 85; Dec. ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons, John Melville Gould (1904)
"HOW THE PRINCIPAL IS AFFECTED BY THE misconduct OF HIS AGENT. A principal is liable for the fraud or misconduct of his agent, so far, that, on the one hand, ..."

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