misbehaving

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English misbehaving, equivalent to misbehave +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

misbehaving (countable and uncountable, plural misbehavings)

  1. bad conduct or actions
    • 1997, Jo-Anne Elder, ‎Colin O’Connell, Voices and Echoes:
      My misbehavings make him cry?
    • 2013, Vitalis Chi Nwaneri, We Are At War:
      While he fears that the father may be angry for his misbehaving, a child would never fear that the father will kill him for misbehaving.

Etymology 2[edit]

From misbehave +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

misbehaving

  1. present participle of misbehave