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Synonyms for misconduct
mɪsˈkɒn dʌkt; ˌmɪs kənˈdʌktmis·con·duct

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  1. misconductnoun

    bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf

    Synonyms:
    wrongdoing, actus reus, wrongful conduct

  2. wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusverb

    activity that transgresses moral or civil law

    "he denied any wrongdoing"

    Synonyms:
    wrongdoing, actus reus, wrongful conduct, error

  3. misbehave, misconduct, misdemeanverb

    behave badly

    "The children misbehaved all morning"

    Synonyms:
    mishandle, misdemean, mismanage, misbehave

  4. mismanage, mishandle, misconductverb

    manage badly or incompetently

    "The funds were mismanaged"

    Synonyms:
    spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, mishandle, misbehave, misdemean, bollix, foul up, louse up, bodge, flub, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, mismanage, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misconductnoun

    Synonyms:
    misbehavior, ill conduct, bad conduct

  2. misconductverb

    Synonyms:
    mismanage, manage ill

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How to use misconduct in a sentence?

  1. Duval County Public Schools:

    The district has opened a human resources matter to review allegations of potential misconduct under school board policy and the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida, the presumption of innocence applies ; however, Amy Donofrio has been removed from school and classroom duties while the matter is reviewed.

  2. Nevadaand Mike Enzi of Wyoming:

    The IRS continues to confuse the stick with the carrot, rewarding their employees’ bad behavior with favorable outcomes, common sense would suggest that an employee who was fired for misconduct or poor performance shouldn’t be hired back, but the IRS’s outrageous and bewildering behavior continues to defylogic.

  3. David Roberts:

    In this particular case, the institution, Yolanda Kumar and enforcement all agreed this was a Level I case, which is severe misconduct, the case starts off with that agreement and the association has put in place a penalty matrix.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    I am pleased that we have reached an agreement to review at least some of the evidence underlying the Mueller report -- including interview notes, first-hand accounts of misconduct, and other critical evidence -- and that this material will be made available without delay to members on both sides of the aisle, as a result, I see no need to resort to the criminal contempt statute to enforce our April 19 subpoena, at least for now, so long as Justice Department upholds Justice Department end of the bargain.

  5. The NAACP president:

    The pattern of Trump's misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again, that he is unfit to serve as the President of this country, the NAACP president has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era. Trump needs to know that he is not above the law and the crimes that he has committed and he must be prosecuted.


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