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Definitions and Synonyms of misconduct | Another word for misconduct | What is misconduct?

Definition 1: activity that transgresses moral or civil law - [noun denoting act]

Samples where misconduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he denied any wrongdoing

Synonyms for misconduct in the sense of this definition

(misconduct is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

(... is a kind of misconduct ) an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage

(... is a kind of misconduct ) an unjust act

(... is a kind of misconduct ) an act causing pain or damage

(... is a kind of misconduct ) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

"the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing

(... is a kind of misconduct ) a willful perversion of facts

(... is a kind of misconduct ) an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded

"soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community

"unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)

"it was a perversion of justice"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage

"the widow sued his surgeon for malpractice"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously

(... is a kind of misconduct ) entry to another's property without right or permission

(... is a kind of misconduct ) (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

(... is a kind of misconduct ) misconduct in public office

(... is a kind of misconduct ) improper or wicked or immoral behavior

(... is a kind of misconduct ) willful negligence

(... is a kind of misconduct ) wrongful conduct by a public official

(... is a kind of misconduct ) doing a proper act in a wrongful or injurious manner

(... is a kind of misconduct ) a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct

"he charged them with electoral malpractices"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) an act that disregards an agreement or a right

"he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment"

Definition 2: bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf - [noun denoting act]

(misconduct is a kind of ...) the act of managing something

"he was given overall management of the program" "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

Samples where misconduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The funds were mismanaged

Synonyms for misconduct in the sense of this definition

(misconduct is a kind of ...) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

Samples where misconduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children misbehaved all morning

Synonyms for misconduct in the sense of this definition

(misconduct is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior

"The children fell from grace when they asked for several helpings of dessert"

(... is a kind of misconduct ) misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way

"The children acted up when they were not bored"

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