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Misbehavior  n.  Improper, rude, or uncivil behavior; ill conduct.

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"Misbehavior" Quotes from Famous Books

... I had made it.' And he stop there, an' lets his pipe go out the while he looks down at his beautiful engines, an' then he has the loan of another match of me, an' he says: 'Andie, but it does seem hard that your life an' mine must be smashed through the misbehavior of others.' An' I thought myself it was, without meanin' to cast blame, ...
— Sonnie-Boy's People • James B. Connolly

... expressed, or improper or injudicious; to take care that the duties of every professor or other officer on this foundation be intelligently and faithfully discharged, and to admonish or remove such professor or officer either for misbehavior, incapacity, or neglect of the duties of his office; to examine into the proficiency of the students, and to admonish, dismiss, or suspend any student for negligence, contumacy or crime, or disobedience ...
— The History of Dartmouth College • Baxter Perry Smith

... he resolved to excommunicate the offenders, and actually instituted for that purpose legal proceedings, which were not dropped until bride and bridegroom humbly sued for pardon, pleading ignorance of law in excuse of their misbehavior. ...
— A Book About Lawyers • John Cordy Jeaffreson

... been for the frontiersmen had they followed Boon's advice. [Footnote: Va. State Papers, III., 337. Col. Campbell's letter of Oct. 3, 1782. The letter is interesting as showing by contemporary authority that Boon's advice and McGarry's misbehavior are not mere matters of tradition. It is possible that there was some jealousy between the troops from Lincoln and those from Fayette; the latter had suffered much from the Indians, and were less rash in consequence; while many of the Lincoln men were hot for ...
— The Winning of the West, Volume Two - From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1777-1783 • Theodore Roosevelt

... day, Washington congratulated his soldiers in the warmest terms. He had been in many actions, in all of which he had seen misbehavior on the part of some; but at Trenton, he told them their conduct was admirable, without exception. Among others he thanked Knox for his services in terms "strong and polite." "Providence seemed to have smiled upon every part of this enterprise." "What can't men do," ...
— The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn • Henry P. Johnston

... to Sinukuan's court, and asked Sinukuan to punish the frog for being so noisy during the night, while it was trying to sleep. Sinukuan summoned the troublesome frog, and asked him the reason for his misbehavior. The frog answered respectfully, "Sir, I was only crying for help, because the turtle was carrying his house on his back, and I feared that I might be ...
— Filipino Popular Tales • Dean S. Fansler

Words linked to "Misbehavior" :   irregularity, infantilism, peccadillo, misdeed, indecency, ruffianism, misconduct, abnormality, delinquency, misbehave, misbehaviour, juvenile delinquency, shenanigan, devilment, devilry, mischievousness, wrongdoing, roguery, impropriety, mischief, wrongful conduct, actus reus, liberty, deviltry, indiscretion, mischief-making

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