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synonyms for misbehave

  • act up
  • fool around
  • trespass
  • deviate
  • fail
  • misconduct
  • offend
  • roughhouse
  • sin
  • transgress
  • be at fault
  • be bad
  • be dissolute
  • be guilty
  • be immoral
  • be indecorous
  • be insubordinate
  • be mischievous
  • be out of line
  • be out of order
  • be reprehensible
  • bend the law
  • carry on
  • cut up
  • do evil
  • do wrong
  • get into mischief
  • go astray
  • go wrong
  • make trouble
  • sow wild oats
  • take a wrong turn
See also synonyms for: misbehaved / misbehaving
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antonyms for misbehave

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  • behave
  • obey
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How to use misbehave in a sentence

If a student’s grades slip or they misbehave, they can lose tens of thousands of dollars of their scholarship.
“I FINALLY GOT TO THE MOUNTAINTOP AND I FAILED”BY BOB FERNANDEZ, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, AND CHARLOTTE KEITH, SPOTLIGHT PAJUNE 10, 2021PROPUBLICA
As anyone over the age of, say, 8 should know, other children misbehaving doesn’t give you the green light to misbehave yourself.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT REPUBLICANS KEEP BLAMING THE LEFT FOR JAN. 6?PHILIP BUMPMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So next time your child misbehaves, think of Elizabeth Tegumiar and simply walk away.
I WAS CONSTANTLY ARGUING WITH MY CHILD. THEN I LEARNED THE “TEAM” METHOD OF CALMER PARENTINGMICHAELEEN DOUCLEFFMARCH 6, 2021TIME
If Facebook misbehaved, the trust would retract the company’s access to its members’ data.
HOW DATA TRUSTS CAN PROTECT PRIVACYKATIE MCLEANFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In the case of GameStop, both the cynics and sentimentalists have been misbehaving.
BITCOIN, STOCKS AND CRUDE TAKE OFF AS THE MARKETS BRACE FOR A WAVE OF STIMULUS CHECKSBERNHARD WARNERFEBRUARY 8, 2021FORTUNE
A boy might be excused for that so long as he didn't misbehave.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
To allow the child to misbehave without instantly making it unpleasantly conscious of the fact would be to spoil it.
A TREATISE ON PARENTS AND CHILDRENGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
But my dear, you don't meant to say that all bachelor clergymen misbehave themselves.
BARCHESTER TOWERSANTHONY TROLLOPE
But if servants misbehave themselves, or leave their places, not being regularly discharged, they ought to be amerced or punished.
EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS IS NOBODY'S BUSINESSDANIEL DEFOE
If he does not misbehave and keeps out of a lawsuit, he rarely comes in contact with his rulers.
A WAYFARER IN CHINAELIZABETH KENDALL
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WORDS RELATED TO MISBEHAVE

  • act out
  • be bad
  • be out of line
  • behave badly
  • carry on
  • fool around
  • horseplay
  • make trouble
  • misbehave
  • rebel
  • set a bad example
  • show off
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.