1. behavior

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] manner of acting or controlling yourself.


  • aggression
  • dirty tricks
  • behaviour
  • offense
  • discourtesy
  • the way of the world
  • bohemianism
  • activity
  • dirty pool
  • offensive activity
  • the ways of the world
  • doings
  • easiness
  • conduct


  • informality
  • formality
  • courtesy
  • discourtesy

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Rhymes with Behavior

  • flavier
  • xavier
  • savior
  • savier

How do you pronounce behavior?

Pronounce behavior as bɪˈheɪvjər.

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How to spell behavior? Is it bahaviour? Or behavio? Common misspellings are:

  • bahaviour
  • behavio

Sentences with behavior

1. Noun, singular or mass
Eventually you will have to decide if this behavior is acceptable to you.

2. Adjective
Write a list of the ways in which your husband's behavior affects you and your relationship.

3. Adverb
People attribute causes to others’ behavior to understand why they behave in a certain way.

Quotes about behavior

1. You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.
- Greg Boyle

2. One of the key elements of human behavior is, humans have a greater fear of loss than enjoyment of success. All the academic studies will show you that the fear of loss of capital is far greater than the enjoyment of gains.
- Laurence D. Fink

3. Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
- Michel de Montaigne

2. behavior

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.


  • improperness
  • behaviour
  • demeanour
  • deportment
  • personal manner
  • manners
  • correctitude
  • propriety
  • demeanor
  • properness
  • swashbuckling
  • impropriety
  • citizenship
  • trait
  • conduct


  • propriety
  • properness
  • impropriety
  • decorousness

3. behavior

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances.


  • activity
  • action
  • activeness


  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • correctness
  • indecency

4. behavior

noun. ['bɪˈheɪvjɝ'] (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation.


  • territoriality
  • behaviour


  • decency
  • decorum
  • appropriateness