Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • transitive v. To mismanage.
  • transitive v. To behave (oneself) improperly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Bad behavior.
  • v. To mismanage.
  • v. To act improperly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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;
  • transitive v. To conduct amiss; to mismanage.
  • intransitive v. To behave amiss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • 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

Etymologies

From mis- + conduct (noun) (Wiktionary)
From mis- + conduct (verb) (Wiktionary)

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