- well behaved
- adjective(usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct-
a well-behaved child• Syn: ↑well-behaved• Similar to: ↑good
* * *▶ adjective ORDERLY, obedient, disciplined, peaceable, docile, controlled, restrained, cooperative, compliant; mannerly, polite, civil, courteous, respectful, proper, decorous, refined, polished.naughty.
* * *ˌwell beˈhaved [well behaved] adjectivebehaving in a way that other people think is polite or correct
a well-behaved child
The audience was surprisingly well behaved.Example Bank:
On the whole, the crowd was pretty well behaved.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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well-behaved — well be haved adj behaving in a calm polite way, and not being rude or violent ▪ a well behaved child ▪ a very well behaved dog ▪ The crowd was noisy but well behaved … Dictionary of contemporary English
well-behaved — 1590s, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + pp. of BEHAVE (Cf. behave) … Etymology dictionary
well-behaved — well be|haved [ ,wel bı heıvd ] adjective a well behaved child or animal behaves in a way that is polite or gentle and does not upset people … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
well-behaved — [wel΄bē hāvd′] adj. behaving well; conducting oneself properly; displaying good manners … English World dictionary
well-behaved — index civil (polite), malleable, obedient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
well-behaved — well′ behaved′ adj … From formal English to slang
Well-behaved — Mathematicians (and those in related sciences) very frequently speak of whether a mathematical object mdash; a number, a function, a set, a space of one sort or another mdash; is well behaved or not. While the term has no fixed formal definition … Wikipedia
well-behaved — also well behaved ADJ GRADED If you describe someone, especially a child, as well behaved, you mean that they behave in a way that adults generally like and think is correct. ...well behaved little boys... The troops have been remarkably well… … English dictionary
well-behaved — adjective behaving in a polite or socially acceptable way: a well behaved child | The crowd was noisy but well behaved … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
well-behaved — adjective (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct a well behaved child • Syn: ↑well behaved • Similar to: ↑good … Useful english dictionary