What does misbehave mean?

Definitions for misbehaveˌmɪs bɪˈheɪv

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misbehave, misconduct, misdemean(verb)

    behave badly

    "The children misbehaved all morning"


  1. misbehave(Verb)

    to act or behave in an inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected manner.

    He doesn't mean to misbehave; he just doesn't know better.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misbehave

    to behave ill; to conduct one's self improperly; -- often used with a reciprocal pronoun

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misbehave

    mis-be-hāv′, v.i. to behave ill or improperly.—adj. Misbehaved′ (Shak.), badly behaved: ill-bred.—n. Misbehav′iour.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misbehave in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misbehave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Orson Welles:

    I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.

  2. Diana Zuckerman:

    It's like with kids. How do you teach your children to behave if there are no consequences when they misbehave?

  3. Unknown:

    Feelings are real and legitimate; children behave and misbehave for a reason, even if adults cannot figure it out.

  4. Gary Samore:

    By doing nothing to respond, we run the risk of potentially indicating to the Iranians that we're willing to tolerate non-nuclear activity in a way that could make the Iranians misbehave more than they would otherwise.

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