What does misconduct mean?

Definitions for misconductmɪsˈkɒn dʌkt; ˌmɪs kənˈdʌkt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misconduct.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misconduct(noun)

    bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

  2. wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reus(verb)

    activity that transgresses moral or civil law

    "he denied any wrongdoing"

  3. misbehave, misconduct, misdemean(verb)

    behave badly

    "The children misbehaved all morning"

  4. mismanage, mishandle, misconduct(verb)

    manage badly or incompetently

    "The funds were mismanaged"


  1. Misconduct(n.)

    Unlawful or unethical conduct by a person holding a public office or having a position of responsibility in the administration of justice; malfeasance; as, discussing the case out of court during a trial is misconduct by a juror; especially, misuse of office by an elected or appointed government official, also called misconduct in office.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misconduct(noun)

    wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement

  2. Misconduct(verb)

    to conduct amiss; to mismanage

  3. Misconduct(verb)

    to behave amiss


  1. Misconduct

    A misconduct is a legal term meaning a wrongful, improper, or unlawful conduct motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate indifference to the consequences of one's acts. Two categories of misconduct are sexual misconduct and official misconduct. In connection with school discipline, "misconduct" is generally understood to be student behavior that is unacceptable to school officials but does not violate criminal statutes, including absenteeism, tardiness, bullying, and inappropriate language. Misconduct in the workplace generally falls under two categories. Minor misconduct is seen as unacceptable but is not a criminal offense. Gross misconduct can lead to dismissal,. Social misconduct has been variously categorized as vice by philosophers, sin by priests, crime by policemen, and disease by psychiatrists. Diagnosing social misconduct as psychosis has serious social consequences: involuntary commitment, involuntary drug treatments, and stigmatization. Psychiatric diagnoses are also powerful political and economic tools in the marketplace, serving the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misconduct

    mis-kon′dukt, n. bad conduct: wrong management.—v.t. Misconduct′, to conduct badly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misconduct in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misconduct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thursday Clancy:

    While I am extremely concerned about the allegations of misconduct and the potential for alcohol involvement, I must reserve judgment.

  2. Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines:

    This is a painful moment for Venice High School, and this District. I want you to know that no sexual misconduct of any kind by students or staff will ever be tolerated in L. A. Unified.

  3. Bbira Johnson:

    I have found it challenging trying to satisfy people's needs, trying to defend my rights, to them is another form of misconduct.....I have found comfort in letting them stay content in their comfort zones.

  4. Craig Futterman:

    The Chicago Police Department refuses to look at potential patterns of misconduct complaints when investigating police misconduct, if the department did look at these patterns when investigating police abuse, there is a great chance right now that 17-year-old boy would still be alive.

  5. Hector Villagra:

    Body cameras won't solve every problem in policing. But having video of police officers' interactions with the public will help hold officers' accountable for misconduct, quickly exonerate officers who are wrongly accused, and help the public understand the powers we give police and how they use them.

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