Definitions for misconductmɪsˈkɒn dʌkt; ˌmɪs kənˈdʌkt

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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"

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.


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