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Definition of "misconduct" []

  • Behavior not conforming to prevailing standards or laws; impropriety. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of adultery. (noun)
  • Dishonest or bad management, especially by persons entrusted or engaged to act on another's behalf. (noun)
  • Deliberate wrongdoing, especially by government or military officials. (noun)
  • To mismanage. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misconduct" in a sentence
  • "In a move that deepened the war-torn country's political crisis, Abdullah said he would quit the November 7 contest in protest against what he called misconduct on behalf of the government and the electoral commission."
  • "C-Street is a secret society made up of high profile individuals who perform in misconduct and their actions of misconduct are to be only contained in that society."
  • "And while we might even agree that SOME Bush appointees did wrong, for whatever reason, you can't possibly be completely unaware of what has been going on in the Obama Justice Department, or so selective in memory that you think such misconduct is limited to people Bush appointed."