Examples of misconduct in a Sentence
He was forced to defend himself against charges of sexual misconduct.
There have been reports of misconduct by several employees.
Recent Examples of misconduct from the Web
Longtime critics of the retired sheriff say a pardon would remove the last chance at holding Arpaio legally accountable for a long history of misconduct during his 24 years as metro Phoenix’s top law enforcer.
Warner Bros. shut down production and launched an internal investigation; the studio ultimately concluded that no misconduct took place.
Fired, rehired The Washington Post did a terrific job in chronicling how cops can get fired for misconduct then rehired, in part due to union contracts.
The examples of police misconduct in the past few weeks and literally countless others, have shown that police officers often escape the justice promised by the legal system.
And according to other lawyers who spoke with Emily Bazelon, whose impressively deep dive into the case appears in The New York Times Magazine, the convict-or-else attitude that drives prosecutorial misconduct is alive and well in Weirich’s office.
Although China has previously cracked down on scientific misconduct—a chronic problem—
He was never prosecuted for any alleged misconduct, Fitzgerald said.
A day before the shooting, a lawsuit accusing Officer Noor and two of his colleagues of misconduct was filed in federal court.
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First Known Use of misconduct
Synonymsmalfeasance, misbehavior, misdoing, wrongdoing
Related Wordscrime, malefaction, misdeed, misdemeanor, sin, transgression, trespass, wrong; malpractice; goings-on, hanky-panky; familiarity, gaffe, impropriety, indiscretion; blunder, error, fault, flub, fumble, goof, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, slip, slipup, stumble
Near Antonymsallegiance, constancy, dedication, devotedness, devotion, fealty, loyalty, steadfastness
MISCONDUCT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misconduct for English Language Learners
: wrong behavior : behavior or activity that is illegal or morally wrong
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