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misbehave (ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv Pronunciation for misbehave



  1. to behave (oneself) badly

Derived Forms

ˌmisbeˈhaver noun
misbehaviour (ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪvjə Pronunciation for misbehaviour  noun


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= be naughty, be bad, act up, muck about, get up to mischief, carry on, be insubordinate,

Translations for 'misbehave'

  • British English: misbehavePronunciation for misbehave If someone, especially a child, misbehaves, they behave in a way that is not acceptable to other people.When the children misbehaved she was unable to cope.ˌmɪsbɪˈheɪv VERB
  • Arabic: يُسِيِءُ الْتَّصَرُفْPronunciation for يُسِيِءُ الْتَّصَرُفْ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: comportar-se malPronunciation for comportar-se mal
  • Chinese: 行为不端Pronunciation for 行为不端
  • Croatian: ružno se ponašatiPronunciation for ružno se ponašati
  • Czech: zlobitPronunciation for zlobitchovat se nepřijatelně
  • Danish: være uartigPronunciation for være uartig
  • Dutch: zich misdragenPronunciation for zich misdragen
  • European Spanish: portarse malPronunciation for portarse mal
  • Finnish: käyttäytyä huonostiPronunciation for käyttäytyä huonosti
  • French: se conduire malPronunciation for se conduire mal
  • German: schlecht benehmen (sich)Pronunciation for schlecht benehmen (sich)
  • Greek: παρεκτρέπομαιPronunciation for παρεκτρέπομαι
  • Italian: comportarsi malePronunciation for comportarsi male
  • Japanese: 不正を働くPronunciation for 不正を働く
  • Korean: 나쁜 짓을 하다Pronunciation for 나쁜 짓을 하다
  • Norwegian: oppføre (seg) dårligPronunciation for oppføre (seg) dårlig
  • Polish: źle się zachowaćPronunciation for źle się zachować źle się zachowywać
  • Portuguese: portar-se malPronunciation for portar-se mal
  • Romanian: a se purta urât
  • Russian: плохо вести себяPronunciation for плохо вести себя
  • Spanish: portarse malPronunciation for portarse mal
  • Swedish: uppföra sig illaPronunciation for uppföra sig illa
  • Thai: ประพฤติตัวไม่เหมาะสมPronunciation for ประพฤติตัวไม่เหมาะสม
  • Turkish: yaramazlık etmekPronunciation for yaramazlık etmek
  • Ukrainian: погано себе поводити
  • Vietnamese: cư xử hỗnPronunciation for cư xử hỗn

Example Sentences Including 'misbehave'

When she began to misbehave I felt quite entitled to avail myself of her fortune.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
He began to misbehave , partly to grab my attention and partly to pay me back for favouring the cuckoo in the nest.
Howatch, Susan Absolute Truths


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