A child exhibiting bad behavior.
The definition of behaviour is the British spelling for the way a person or thing acts.
A child who constantly listens to his parents is an example of someone with good behaviour.
Variant of behavior
(plural behaviours) (British, Australia, Canada, New Zealand)
- Adjectives often applied to "behaviour" include: human, animal, physical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, organizational, corporate, social, collective, parental, interpersonal, sexual, criminal, appropriate, inappropriate, correct, incorrect, right, wrong, good, bad, acceptable, unacceptable, poor, ethical, unethical, moral, immoral, responsible, irresponsible, normal, odd, deviant, abnormal, violent, abusive, aggressive, offensive, defensive, rude, stupid, undesirable, verbal, nonverbal, learned, professional, unprofessional, adaptive, compulsive, questionable, assertive, disgusting, self-destructive.
OriginSee also: behavior
- During the last three years of his life his behaviour was that of a madman.
- John had been in the habit of taking the children of powerful subjects as pledges for the good behaviour of their parents.
- Bonaparte meanwhile, by dexterous behaviour to Paul I.
- These proceedings aroused the anger and jealousy of the barons, and their wrath was diminished neither by Gaveston's superior skill at the tournament, nor by his haughty and arrogant behaviour to themselves.
- In other words, as these growing regions consist of cells, the growth of the entire organ or plant will depend upon the behaviour of the cells or protoplasts of which the merismatic tissues are composed.