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

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.
Pronunciation
  • enPR: mĭs-kən-dŭktʹ, IPA: /mɪskənˈdʌkt/
Verb

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.



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary