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English noun: misconduct

1. misconduct (act) bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf


Broader (hypernym)direction, management

2. misconduct (act) activity that transgresses moral or civil law


SamplesHe denied any wrongdoing.


Synonymsactus reus, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)brutalisation, brutalization, champerty, civil wrong, criminal maintenance, dereliction, dishonesty, encroachment, evildoing, falsification, infliction, infringement, iniquity, injury, injury, injustice, intrusion, knavery, maintenance, malfeasance, malpractice, malpractice, malversation, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, misfeasance, misrepresentation, perversion, shabbiness, tort, transgression, trespass, unfairness, usurpation, violation, violation


English verb: misconduct

1. misconduct (social) behave badly


SamplesThe children misbehaved all morning.


Synonymsmisbehave, misdemean


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)act up, carry on, fall from grace


Antonymscomport, behave

2. misconduct (social) manage badly or incompetently


SamplesThe funds were mismanaged.


Synonymsmishandle, mismanage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care, deal, handle, manage









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