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MISCONDUCT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does misconduct mean? 

MISCONDUCT (noun)
  The noun MISCONDUCT has 2 senses:

1. bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
2. activity that transgresses moral or civil law

  Familiarity information: MISCONDUCT used as a noun is rare.


MISCONDUCT (verb)
  The verb MISCONDUCT has 2 senses:

1. behave badly
2. manage badly or incompetently

  Familiarity information: MISCONDUCT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MISCONDUCT (noun)


Sense 1misconduct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("misconduct" is a kind of...):

direction; management (the act of managing something)


Sense 2misconduct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Activity that transgresses moral or civil law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

actus reus; wrongful conduct; misconduct; wrongdoing

Context example:

he denied any wrongdoing

Hypernyms ("misconduct" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "misconduct"):

brutalisation; brutalization (the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously)

injury (an act that injures someone)

iniquity; injustice; shabbiness; unfairness (an unjust act)

infliction (an act causing pain or damage)

evildoing; transgression (the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle)

dishonesty; knavery (lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing)

falsification; misrepresentaation (a willful perversion of facts)

champerty (an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded)

criminal maintenance; maintenance (the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community)

infringement; violation (an act that disregards an agreement or a right)

damage; legal injury; wrong (any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right)

perversion (the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use))

encroachment; intrusion; trespass; usurpation; violation (entry to another's property without right or permission)

civil wrong; tort ((law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought)

malversation (misconduct in public office)

misbehavior; misbehaviour; misdeed (improper or wicked or immoral behavior)

dereliction (willful negligence)

malfeasance (wrongful conduct by a public official)

misfeasance (doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner)

malpractice (a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct)

malpractice (professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage)


MISCONDUCT (verb)


Sense 1misconduct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Behave badly

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

misbehave; misconduct; misdemean

Context example:

The children misbehaved all morning

Hypernyms (to "misconduct" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "misconduct"):

fall from grace (revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior)

act up; carry on (misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2misconduct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Manage badly or incompetently

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

mismanage; mishandle; misconduct

Context example:

The funds were mismanaged

Hypernyms (to "misconduct" is one way to...):

care; deal; handle; manage (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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