Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers
satisfactory, proper, or polite conduct.
conduct conformable to law; orderly conduct:
The convict's sentence was reduced for good behavior.
proper fulfillment of the duties of an office, especially a public office:
The incumbent could not be discharged during good behavior.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
Q Without U: 9 Must-Know Terms for...
From the Trenches: Words of World...
13 Essential Literary Terms
8 Words That Are Older Than You...
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift...
Understanding child development takes the emphasis away from the child's character—looking at the...
To be a social success, do not act pathetic, arrogant, or bored. Do not discuss your unhappy...
Nearby words for good-behavior
good ol' boy
good old boy
good samaritan law
good to go