maladminister

[mal-uh d-min-uh-ster]
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verb (used with object)

to administer or manage badly or inefficiently: The mayor was a bungler who maladministered the city budget.

Nearby words

  1. maladapted,
  2. maladaptive,
  3. maladdress,
  4. maladjusted,
  5. maladjustment,
  6. maladministration,
  7. maladroit,
  8. malady,
  9. malaga,
  10. malagasy

Origin of maladminister

First recorded in 1695–1705; mal- + administer

Related formsmal·ad·min·is·tra·tion, nounmal·ad·min·is·tra·tor, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for maladministration

maladministration

noun

bad, inefficient, or dishonest management of the affairs of an organization, such as a business or institution

maladminister

verb

(tr) to administer badly, inefficiently, or dishonestly
Derived Formsmaladministrator, noun

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Word Origin and History for maladministration

maladministration

n.

also mal-administration, 1640s, from mal- + administration.

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