Definition of well behaved in English:

well behaved

Syllabification: well be·haved


  • 1Conducting oneself in an appropriate manner: the crowd was very well behaved
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    • We all have a responsibility to deal with people who are drunk and to make sure when bars close people leave in a well-behaved manner.
    • These fine young gentleman were well-behaved and very mannerly.
    • The end, which is to bring up well-behaved, considerate and law-abiding citizens, justifies the means a thousand-fold.
    orderly, obedient, disciplined, peaceable, docile, controlled, restrained, cooperative, compliant, law-abiding; mannerly, polite, civil, courteous, respectful, proper, decorous, refined, polished
  • 1.1(Of a computer program) communicating with hardware via standard operating system calls rather than directly and therefore able to be used on different machines.
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    • We can handle this with something all well-behaved Linux programs have: Input / Output redirection.
    • It is not a well-behaved app and I just avoid any media that requires it now - and it will not be gracing my system anytime soon.
    • The same rule applies if you want to have just one well-behaved X application in the other screen.

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