misconduct

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

mis- +‎ conduct (noun sense)

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Noun[edit]

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misconduct (usually uncountable, plural misconducts)

  1. behavior that is considered to be unacceptable.
    The student was threatened with a £2000 fine and banned from using the university's computing resources for two weeks due to gross misconduct on the Internet.
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Etymology 2[edit]

mis- +‎ conduct (verb sense)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: mĭs-kən-dŭktʹ, IPA(key): /mɪskənˈdʌkt/

Verb[edit]

misconduct (third-person singular simple present misconducts, present participle misconducting, simple past and past participle misconducted)

  1. (transitive) To mismanage. [from 18th c.]
  2. (reflexive) To behave inappropriately, to misbehave. [from 19th c.]
    • 1958, Doris Lessing, A Ripple From the Storm, Harper Perennal 1995, p. 224:
      It had been pointed out […] that in the past enemy aliens misconducting themselves had been returned to the internment camp.
  3. (intransitive, rare) To act improperly.

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