bad actor


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bad actor

A person, animal, or element that is unreliable, unruly, and prone to troublesome or quarrelsome behavior. The class was full of bad actors, always fighting and causing trouble. The neighbors have quite a bad actor for a dog; it's constantly trying to fight with our dogs.
See also: actor, bad
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Without a doubt, there are more activities that could be carried-out by a bad actor, the five listed above are just examples.
Firstly he said that he was not impressed by Rupert Murdoch's performance at the Home Affairs Select committee, and began: "Speaking as a bad actor myself".
The current regulations available for enforcement by the Food and Dietary Supplement Administration (FADS) enable them to weed out the few bad actors that poison the well.
A fine dancer technically and not a bad actor, Yearsley created a high-spirited Romeo in Act I and a youthfully troubled one in Act II.
Here are the band backstage with Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte.
A bad actor only "acts" when speaking and goes dead when they have no lines.
I felt if I give a bad shot they would feel I am a bad actor.
And hopelessly vain long-haired dullard Ollie (Joey) sounds just like a bad actor pretending to be posh.
The core methods are philosophy, baseline and benchmarking, bad actor analysis and solution, documentation and rationalization, auditing and enforcement, advanced real-time solutions, and improving control and maintenance.
It's one bad actor,'' agreed Bob Blakely, director of growers for the California Citrus Mutual, a 2,000-member-strong organization.
One bad actor who garners enough bad reviews to make regional or even national headlines (think about large tire fires) can cause harm to a much wider community of recyclers.
Moreover, apoE-IV appears to be a bad actor in Alzheimer's disease, although the mechanism for that is unclear (SN: 5/18/96, p.
by JAMES WARD BREAKING Bad actor Bryan Cranston has revealed he wanted to play Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman Vs Superman movie.
But just as the law fatefully defines as relevant to Paula Jones's case President Clinton's relations with all other women not his wife, so the court permitted Cooley's lawyers to start compiling a rather adventuresome dossier of the thoughts and sayings and deeds of the company's brash, 44-year-old CEO, Michael Patrick - all aimed at showing that Patrick was a bad actor when it came to the elderly, any elderly.