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poorly behaved; lacking good manners
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  • You suppose you may do as you like, but you are mistaken, you lazy, ill-behaved wench.

  • Away with this ill-behaved, shameless deserter of his wife, and away with her too!

  • But now you know him, and you know, too, how ill-behaved he is!

    A Christmas Greeting Hans Christian Andersen
  • Who was she to have dared speak to them of the evil of their ways, and the bad influence of an ill-behaved family!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • He would still have been giving instruction in reading and writing to ill-behaved youngsters.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • The thoughts will come tumbling out like ill-behaved children just let out of school.

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • I never saw such an ill-behaved brute, yet he intended to be most agreeable.

  • I had to go out and help move them; and I must say they were as ill-behaved a set as I ever had anything to do with.

  • The ill-behaved charity-boys emulously trying who shall make the hind-legs of his chair squeak the loudest on the stone floor.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • Felicia became noisy, turbulent, ill-behaved, but without being touched by all that passed over her little soul so near to earth.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet

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