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Princeton's WordNet

  1. well-behaved, well behaved(adj)

    (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct

    "a well-behaved child"


  1. well behaved(Adjective)

    having good behaviour; not needing correction; polite; correct; conforming to standards of good behaviour; well mannered.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. well behaved

    1. Software that does its job quietly and without counterintuitive effects. Esp.: said of software having an interface spec sufficiently simple and well-defined that it can be used as a tool by other software. See cat. 2. Said of an algorithm that doesn't crash or blow up, even when given pathological input. Implies that the stability of the algorithm is intrinsic, which makes this somewhat different from bulletproof.

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How to say well behaved in sign language?

  1. wellbehaved


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of well behaved in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of well behaved in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of well behaved in a Sentence

  1. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich:

    Well-behaved women rarely make history.

  2. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich:

    Well behaved women seldom make history.

  3. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.

  4. Lucy Morris:

    Your dog influences your love story, as they'll come with you wherever you go ! not picking up poop, for example, will result in a rather unimpressed date, whereas a well-behaved pup is a great wing-dog.

  5. Joe Chermak:

    They all seemed well-behaved. And also, like, they were all in uniforms, so at first I thought it was a group of kids coming from another school, we did n’t really think much of it, but all I know is that they kind of left abruptly in the middle of the show.

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