misbehavior

[ mis-bi-heyv-yer ]
/ ˌmɪs bɪˈheɪv yər /

noun

improper, inappropriate, or bad behavior.

Nearby words

  1. misattribution,
  2. misbecome,
  3. misbefall,
  4. misbegotten,
  5. misbehave,
  6. misbelief,
  7. misbelieve,
  8. misbetide,
  9. misborn,
  10. misbrand

Also especially British, mis·be·hav·iour.

Origin of misbehavior

First recorded in 1480–90; mis-1 + behavior

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Word Origin and History for misbehavior

misbehavior

n.

also misbehaviour, late 15c., from mis- (1) + behavior.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper