Behavior vs Recidivous - What's the difference?

behavior | recidivous |

As a noun behavior

is (uncountable) human conduct relative to social norms.

As an adjective recidivous is

prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.

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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.




    (en adjective)
  • Prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.
  • * 1970 , Hugo Adolf Bernatzik, Akha and Miao , p 336 []:
  • Recidivous thieves, on the other hand, must expect corporal punishment, which is meted out in addition to fines in money or goods.
  • Recurring (of a disease or another medical problem).
  • * 2002 , F. Hagenm├╝ller, M. P. Manns, H. G. Musmann, Medical Imaging in Gastroenterology and Hepatology , p 72 []
  • In principle, resection of liver metastases is indicated when an extrahepatic recidivous occurrence or a second tumour is excluded.