Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Behavior not conforming to prevailing standards or laws; impropriety.
  • noun The act or an instance of adultery.
  • noun Dishonest or bad management, especially by persons entrusted or engaged to act on another's behalf.
  • noun Deliberate wrongdoing, especially by government or military officials.
  • transitive verb To mismanage.
  • transitive verb To behave (oneself) improperly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Wrong conduct; misbehavior.
  • noun Mismanagement.
  • To conduct amiss; mismanage.
  • With a reflexive pronoun, to misbehave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To behave amiss.
  • transitive verb To conduct amiss; to mismanage.
  • transitive verb to behave improperly.
  • noun Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement.
  • noun Unlawful or unethical conduct by a person holding a public office or having a position of responsibility in the administration of justice; malfeasance;

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Bad behavior.
  • verb transitive To mismanage.
  • verb intransitive, rare To act improperly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
  • verb manage badly or incompetently
  • verb behave badly
  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mis- + conduct (noun)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mis- + conduct (verb)

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