Misconduct vs Dishonest - What's the difference?

misconduct | dishonest |

As a noun misconduct

is bad behavior.

As a verb misconduct

is to mismanage.

As an adjective dishonest is

not honest.



Etymology 1

From (mis-) + (conduct) (noun)


(wikipedia misconduct) (en-noun)
  • Bad behavior.
  • The student was threatened with a £2000 fine and banned from using the university's computing resources for two weeks due to gross misconduct on the Internet.

    Etymology 2

    From (mis-) + (conduct) (verb)


    (en verb)
  • To mismanage.
  • # (reflexive) To misbehave.
  • He misconducted himself with a chorus girl, according to his wife.
  • (rare) To act improperly.
  • dishonest



    (en adjective)
  • Not honest.
  • Interfering with honesty.
  • (obsolete) Dishonourable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars
  • * Sir T. North
  • Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].
  • (obsolete) Dishonoured; disgraced; disfigured.
  • * Dryden
  • Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, / Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.


    * honest