American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Behavior not conforming to prevailing standards or laws; impropriety.
- n. The act or an instance of adultery.
- n. Dishonest or bad management, especially by persons entrusted or engaged to act on another's behalf.
- n. Deliberate wrongdoing, especially by government or military officials.
- v. To mismanage.
- v. To behave (oneself) improperly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wrong conduct; misbehavior.
- n. Mismanagement.
- To conduct amiss; mismanage.
- With a reflexive pronoun, to misbehave.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement.
- n. Unlawful or unethical conduct by a person holding a public office or having a position of responsibility in the administration of justice; malfeasance; . misuse of office by an elected or appointed government official, also called
misconduct in office.
- v. To conduct amiss; to mismanage.
- v. To behave amiss.
- n. activity that transgresses moral or civil law
- v. manage badly or incompetently
- v. behave badly
- n. bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
- From mis- + conduct (noun) (Wiktionary)
“In a move that deepened the war-torn country's political crisis, Abdullah said he would quit the November 7 contest in protest against what he called misconduct on behalf of the government and the electoral commission.”
“C-Street is a secret society made up of high profile individuals who perform in misconduct and their actions of misconduct are to be only contained in that society.”
“And while we might even agree that SOME Bush appointees did wrong, for whatever reason, you can't possibly be completely unaware of what has been going on in the Obama Justice Department, or so selective in memory that you think such misconduct is limited to people Bush appointed.”
“Or in the case of a tall person, their foot accidentally hitting the fatso donut eaters chubby ankle spread wide "to offer himself to people who want lewd misconduct" is a crime?”
“And one of the most troubling findings in our study was that clergy sexual misconduct is three times more likely to take place in the life of an African-American woman than a white woman.”
“What's more: the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) -- a separate agency from DHS -- is actively shielding this misconduct from the public and trying to avoid federal oversight:”
“Here's the harsh truth about our immigration system: When 392,000 immigrants are detained per year and 33,000 more are detained every day with limited staff and minimal federal oversight, institutional misconduct is inevitable.”
“Even their own misconduct is somehow a positive thing.”
“By providing an effective means of screening out irrelevant insider actions, however, this exercise in "forensic economics" can help the SEC and other regulators focus their efforts where - statistically speaking - the likelihood of misconduct is greatest.”
“Now, that hardly means that all or even most of the Gitmo bar have engaged in misconduct but likewise it hardly means their actions are sacrosanct and beyond reproach.”
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