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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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