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misconduct

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of misconduct

  1. 1 improper or illegal behavior <some rough play got the hockey player fined for misconduct on the ice> Synonyms malfeasance, misbehavior, misdoing, wrongdoing Related Words crime, 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

  2. 2 a sexual encounter or relationship between a married person and someone other than their spouse <both parties cited misconduct as the reason for the divorce> Synonyms cheating, infidelity, adultery, two-timing, unfaithfulnessRelated Words criminal conversation; free love, promiscuity; disloyalty, faithlessness, falseness, inconstancy, perfidiousness, perfidy, treachery; affair (also affaire), amour, fling, love, love affair, romance; intrigue; attachment, infatuation; entanglement, flirtation; liaison, passionNear Antonyms allegiance, constancy, dedication, devotedness, devotion, fealty, loyalty, steadfastnessAntonyms faithfulness, fidelity


misconduct

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of misconduct

  1. to manage badly <misconducted the polar expedition and paid for his mistakes with his life> Synonyms maladminister, mismanage, misgovern, mishandle, misruleRelated Words abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat, misuse; damage, harm, hurt, violate; botch, bungleNear Antonyms govern, handle, husband, manage, rule; care (for), nurture; aid, help, protect, rescue


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