• (British): enPR: mĭs-kŏnʹdŭkt, IPA: /mɪsˈkɒndʌkt/

misconduct (uncountable)

  1. behavior that is considered to be unacceptable.
    The student was threatened with a £2000 fine and banned from using the university's computing resources for two weeks due to gross misconduct on the Internet.
  • enPR: mĭs-kən-dŭktʹ, IPA: /mɪskənˈdʌkt/

misconduct (misconducts, present participle misconducting; past and past participle misconducted)

  1. (transitive) To mismanage. [from 18th c.]
  2. (reflexive) To behave inappropriately, to misbehave. [from 19th c.]
    • 1958, Doris Lessing, A Ripple From the Storm, Harper Perennal 1995, p. 224:
      It had been pointed out […] that in the past enemy aliens misconducting themselves had been returned to the internment camp.
  3. (intransitive, rare) To act improperly.

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