- To misbehave is to behave badly.
When a child throws a temper tantrum in the store even though he knows he is not supposed to do that, this is an example of when the child misbehaves.
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verb mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing, mis·be·haves verb, intransitive
- misˌbe·havˈer noun
- misˌbe·havˈior noun