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Synonyms of 'misbehave'

(verb) 
Definition
to behave badly
When the children misbehave I cannot cope.
Synonyms
be naughty
,
be bad
,
act up (informal)
I could hear him acting up downstairs.
,
muck about (British, slang)
,
get up to mischief (informal)
,
carry on (informal)
They were yelling and laughing and carrying on.
,
be insubordinate
Opposites
be good
, ,
toe the line
,
mind your manners
,
act correctly
,
mind your p's and q's
,
conduct yourself properly

Additional synonyms

in the sense of act up
I could hear him acting up downstairs.
Synonyms
carry on (informal),
cause trouble,
mess about,
be naughty,
horse around (informal),
give trouble,
piss about (taboo, slang),
piss around (taboo, slang),
give someone grief (British, South Africa),
give bother
in the sense of carry on
Definition
to cause a fuss
They were yelling and laughing and carrying on.
Synonyms
make a fuss,
act up (informal),
create (slang),
raise Cain

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