(noun, verb)


1. bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

Definition categories: act, direction, management

2. activity that transgresses moral or civil law

Similar word(s): wrongdoing

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with misconduct as a noun:

- 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.


1. behave badly

Similar word(s): misbehave, misdemean

Definition categories: social, act, move

2. manage badly or incompetently

Similar word(s): mishandle, mismanage

Definition categories: social, care, deal, handle, manage

Sentences with misconduct as a verb:

- He misconducted himself with a chorus girl, according to his wife.