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I am not particularly well-behaved.
Justin Welby

Meaning of "well-behaved" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WELL-BEHAVED

well-behaved play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WELL-BEHAVED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Well-Behaved is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WELL-BEHAVED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Well-behaved

Mathematicians very frequently speak of whether a mathematical object—a function, a set, a space of one sort or another—is "well-behaved". The term has no fixed formal definition, and is dependent on context, mathematical interests, fashion, and taste. To ensure that an object is "well-behaved" mathematicians introduce further axioms to narrow down the domain of study. This has the benefit of making analysis easier, but cuts down on the generality of any conclusions reached. Concepts like non-Euclidean geometry were once considered ill-behaved, but are now common objects of study. In both pure and applied mathematics, well-behaved also means not violating any assumptions needed to successfully apply whatever analysis is being discussed. The opposite case is usually labeled pathological. It is not unusual to have situations in which most cases are pathological, but the pathological cases will not arise in practice unless constructed deliberately. The term "well-behaved" is generally applied in an absolute sense—either something is well-behaved or it is not.

Definition of well-behaved in the English dictionary

The definition of well-behaved in the dictionary is conducting oneself in a satisfactory manner.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WELL-BEHAVED

well-appointed
well-argued
well-armed
well-arranged
well-assorted
well-attended
well-attested
well-aware
well-baby clinic
well-balanced
well-blessed
well-born
well-bred
well-brought-up
well-built
well-chosen
well-clothed
well-concealed
well-conditioned
well-conducted

WORDS THAT END LIKE WELL-BEHAVED

architraved
bereaved
broad-leaved
depraved
engraved
greaved
ill-behaved
leaved
paved
undepraved
unenslaved
unpaved
unsaved
unshaved

Synonyms and antonyms of well-behaved in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WELL-BEHAVED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «well-behaved» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of well-behaved

Translation of «well-behaved» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WELL-BEHAVED

Find out the translation of well-behaved to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of well-behaved from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «well-behaved» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

行为端正的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de buena conducta
570 millions of speakers

English

well-behaved
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अच्छी तरह से व्यवहार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَسَنُ السُّلُوك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

благонравный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bem-comportado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিষ্টাচারপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkelakuan baik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wohlerzogen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

行儀のよい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

행실이 바른
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Banget-laku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có hạnh kiểm tốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நன்கு நடந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सु-वर्तणूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uslu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

educato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grzeczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вихований
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

binecrescut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κόσμιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goed gedra
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

väluppfostrad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

veloppdragen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of well-behaved

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WELL-BEHAVED»

The term «well-behaved» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.396 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WELL-BEHAVED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about well-behaved

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6 QUOTES WITH «WELL-BEHAVED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word well-behaved.
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Prince Andrew
I've always been told I was extremely well-behaved as a kid.
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Karisma Kapoor
India has progressed to a stage where a divorcee status hardly matters. What matters is that you raise a positive, independent, well-behaved and intelligent child.
3
Lesley Nicol
I'm not very good with conventional, prim-and-proper people who are well-behaved, grown-up.
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Ernestine Rose
Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.
5
Justin Welby
I am not particularly well-behaved.
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Eva Zeisel
When I met my designs in the market of a remote village in the West Indies, or in the airport restaurant in Zurich, I felt like the mother of many well-behaved children.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WELL-BEHAVED»

Discover the use of well-behaved in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to well-behaved and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cesar's Rules: Your Way To Train A Well-Behaved Dog
Filled with practical advice, anecdotes, tips, and trouble-shooting techniques from Cesar and his colleagues, this is the ultimate guide to a well-behaved and well-balanced dog - from a new puppy to an old dog who can still learn new tricks ...
Cesar Millan, 2011
2
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
And she concludes by showing how the 1970s activists who created "second-wave feminism" also created a renaissance in the study of history. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 2008
3
The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline that Really Works!
Sections include: Essential Discipline Principles Essential Discipline Tools Perplexing Problems and Simple Solutions Not Your Everyday Problems General Questions and Answers (Troubleshooting) Filled with real-life examples that anyone who ...
John Rosemond, 2009
4
The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet
If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet.
Jolanta Benal, 2011
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Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog: A 3-Step Positive ...
In Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog, Julie Bjelland offers all the information you need to make your dog confident, secure and able to understand and follow rules.
Julie A. Bjelland, 2010
6
Guide to a Well-Behaved Parrot
This expanded new edition of a popular parrot-training book explains parrot psychology and discusses the ways in which parrot owners can apply it to solve behavior problems.
Mattie Sue Athan, 2007
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8 Weeks To a Well-Behaved Child: A Failsafe Program for ...
Based on the author's award-winning parent-training courses, here is a sensible and effective program designed to give parents the tools, confidence, and competence to transform children's behavior problems.
James Windell, 1995
8
Guide to a Well-Behaved Cat
An expert first helps owners understand their cat then follows this advice with clear and concise instructions for both basic and advanced cat training.
Phil Maggitti, 1993
9
A Well Behaved Woman's Life
A Well Behaved Woman's Life is a story that reminds us that even in our darkest times, God has anticipated our needs, reassuring us that anything is possible and it is never too late - even for love, dreams, laughter and happiness.
Susan McGeown, 2007
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Happy Kids: The Secrets to Raising Well-Behaved, Contented ...
A fresh and practical guide to successfully managing children's behaviour - from babies to young adults.
Cathy Glass, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WELL-BEHAVED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term well-behaved is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rikers Pilot Program Rewards Well-Behaved Teen Inmates With …
A new Rikers pilot program aims to incentivize good behavior by rewarding well-behaved teens with tiny sums of cash and pizza parties. The de Blasio ... «Gothamist, Jul 15»
2
Texas authorities warn 'well-behaved' storm could still overflow rivers
A churning tropical storm has caused little damage so far in Texas, but authorities warned that storm could cause more problems for water-weary residents. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
Escaped NY Murderers Were on 'Honor Block' for Well-Behaved
The two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison were serving time for murder, but they were apparently well-behaved members of the prison ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
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Wichita police: Well-behaved crowds mark Riverfest's first weekend
People attending Wichita Riverfest were a well-behaved bunch this weekend, police said Monday. “We've had a great three days,” Wichita police Capt. «Wichita Eagle, Jun 15»
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Well-Behaved Fugitive Spent 55 Years On The Run, Got Caught Twice
In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice. The first time, in 1975, the escaped inmate's good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
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How Do You Raise Well-Behaved Children?
It depends whether you want a child who acts well-behaved or a child who makes thoughtful choices on how to behave. The first is relatively easy. When a child ... «Slate Magazine, May 15»
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David and Victoria Beckham's children are 'most well-behaved in …
David and Victoria Beckham's children are 'most well-behaved in Hollywood'. Jack White By Jack White Digital Writer Wednesday 11 March 2015. David and ... «Closer, Mar 15»
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NRL nines crowds well behaved
Generally well-behaved crowds at Auckland's second NRL nines tournament have scored well with police. Police commended the behaviour of the vast majority ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jan 15»
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Paris-Based Mother Explains Why French Children Are Well-Behaved
Kerry Hardy, a Texas native who is raising two kids in Paris, gives her kids more freedom than is usually accepted in the U.S. Hardy's first son started riding the ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
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New Years Eve revellers mostly well-behaved
Bay of Plenty Police said most people at holiday hotspots including Mount Maunganui were well-behaved. Inspector Scott Fraser credited well-organised events, ... «New Zealand Herald, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Well-Behaved [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/well-behaved>. Apr 2020 ».
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