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well-behaved (adj.)

1590s, from well (adv.) + past participle of behave (v.).

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of well-behaved from WordNet

well-behaved (adj.)
(usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct;
a well-behaved child
Synonyms: well behaved
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