[ noun mis-kon-duhkt; verb mis-kuhn-duhkt ]
/ noun mɪsˈkɒn dʌkt; verb ˌmɪs kənˈdʌkt /


improper conduct; wrong behavior.
unlawful conduct by an official in regard to his or her office, or by a person in the administration of justice, such as a lawyer, witness, or juror; malfeasance.

verb (used with object)

to mismanage.
to misbehave (oneself).

Origin of misconduct

First recorded in 1700–10; mis-1 + conduct
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noun (mɪsˈkɒndʌkt)

behaviour, such as adultery or professional negligence, that is regarded as immoral or unethical

verb (ˌmɪskənˈdʌkt) (tr)

to conduct (oneself) in such a way
to manage (something) badly
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