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misbehavior

[ mis-bi-heyv-yer ]
/ ˌmɪs bɪˈheɪv yər /
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noun
improper, inappropriate, or bad behavior.
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Also especially British, mis·be·hav·iour .

Origin of misbehavior

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