[mis-bi-heyv] /ˌmɪs bɪˈheɪv/

verb (used without object), misbehaved, misbehaving.
to badly or improperly:
The children misbehaved during our visit.
verb (used with object), misbehaved, misbehaving.
to conduct (oneself) without regard for good manners or accepted moral standards:
Several of the guests misbehaved themselves.
to behave (oneself) badly

“conduct oneself improperly,” late 15c.; see mis- (1) + behave. Related: Misbehaved; misbehaving.

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    [mis-bi-heyv-yer] /ˌmɪs bɪˈheɪv yər/ noun 1. improper, inappropriate, or bad . n. also misbehaviour, late 15c., from mis- (1) + behavior.

  • Misbelief

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  • Misbelieve

    [mis-bi-leev] /ˌmɪs bɪˈliv/ Obsolete verb (used without object), misbelieved, misbelieving. 1. to wrongly; hold an erroneous belief. verb (used with object), misbelieved, misbelieving. 2. to disbelieve; doubt.

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