1. poorly behaved; lacking good manners

Words Nearby ill-behaved

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How to use ill-behaved in a sentence

  • 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
  • What a pity that such an aunt must know that she was an ill-behaved child, a misfortune to her lineage!

    Countess Kate | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Away with this ill-behaved, shameless deserter of his wife, and away with her too!

  • The Neapolitans appeared to me very ill-behaved, boisterous, and quarrelsome, and seemed to entertain a great horror of work.

  • Leaving science to unravel this problem, it may be said of the dingo that he is a good-looking but an ill-behaved animal.

    Australian Pictures | Howard Willoughby