Behavior vs Raunchy - What's the difference?

behavior | raunchy |

As a noun behavior

is (uncountable) human conduct relative to social norms.

As an adjective raunchy is

very low class; inferior; inadequate.



Alternative forms

* behaviour (everywhere except US) * (l), (l), (l), (l)


  • (uncountable) Human conduct relative to social norms.
  • (uncountable) The way a living creature behaves or acts generally.
  • (uncountable, informal) A state of probation about one's conduct.
  • He was on his best behavior when her family visited.
  • (countable) An instance of the way a living creature behaves.
  • (countable, uncountable, biology, psychology) Observable response produced by an organism.
  • (uncountable) The way a device or system operates.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "behavior": 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.




  • Very low class; inferior; inadequate.
  • With dishonorable, base and vulgar expression.
  • Having socially unacceptable sexual behavior.
  • Sexually seductive.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * raunch