- to behave badly or improperly: The children misbehaved during our visit.
- to conduct (oneself) without regard for good manners or accepted moral standards: Several of the guests misbehaved themselves.
Origin of misbehave
Related Words for misbehavingtrespass, sin, offend, fail, misconduct, roughhouse, deviate, transgress
Examples from the Web for misbehaving
Contemporary Examples of misbehaving
I hope you had as much fun as I did - who knew Harry behaving could be as much fun as Harry misbehaving?
Those tabloid images of Stewart misbehaving were taken without her knowledge, which implies a Garden of Eden type of innocence.Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes, and the Summer of Break-Up Porn
August 13, 2012
We were just sort of misbehaving; they were the tissue between vertebrae—where the rubber meets the road.Fight Club Turns 10
November 12, 2009
Teachers have had their lives ruined by grabbing hold of a misbehaving child.So Many Laws, So Little Time
Philip K. Howard
February 17, 2009
Historical Examples of misbehaving
Having that in my favour I do not think that I was misbehaving to you in proposing to her.Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
That youngster of mine has not been misbehaving herself, I hope?Sisters Three
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He knew, as well as did Mr. Waddle or Polly, that he was misbehaving himself.Ralph the Heir
Oh, it's the philosophers who have been misbehaving themselves?The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
They do so, they will tell you, to prevent pussy from misbehaving in the house.Cats
W. Gordon Stables
- to behave (oneself) badly