What does misbehave mean?

Definitions for misbehave
ˌmɪs bɪˈheɪvmis·be·have

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misbehave, misconduct, misdemeanverb

    behave badly

    "The children misbehaved all morning"


  1. misbehaveverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Misbehaveverb

    To act ill or improperly.

    Etymology: mis and behave.

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.

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  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

Examples of misbehave in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Sergei Gorbachev:

    I think our law enforcement will do their jobs, it's not just for me to serve a sentence in France under their laws. English (who misbehave) should serve time here under ours.

  3. Somy blaq:

    If you know how important you are to your parents, ion think you gon misbehave in wah ever you do....

  4. Unknown:

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

  5. Orson Welles:

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

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