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misbehavior

[mis-bi-heyv-yer] /ˌmɪs bɪˈheɪv yər/
noun
1.
improper, inappropriate, or bad behavior.
Also, especially British, misbehaviour.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; mis-1 + behavior
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  • If they are afraid their misbehavior will be exposed by being filmed then they should stop.
  • It would require companies that own such colleges to demonstrate that they have adequate policies to prevent misbehavior.
  • The for-profit sector right now provides some examples of egregious misbehavior.
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  • If you're a teetotaler, boozer misbehavior always leads to good satire.
  • Maybe things will get a lot better, or maybe the payoff for his misbehavior is too great.
  • Even though serious misbehavior by the finance industry triggered it, sooner or later it was bound to happen.
  • The point is to deter misbehavior, not to protect the country from the perils of being governed by a rake.
  • The place is covered from wall-to-wall with angry signs admonishing the customers for various sorts of misbehavior.
  • Which might begin to explain some of my convent misbehavior.
Word Origin and History for misbehavior
n.

also misbehaviour, late 15c., from mis- (1) + behavior.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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