poorly behaved; lacking good manners

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Examples from the Web for ill-behaved

Historical Examples of ill-behaved

  • 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