misgovern

[ mis-guhv-ern ]
/ mɪsˈgʌv ərn /
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verb (used with object)

to govern or manage badly.

Nearby words

  1. misfortune,
  2. misfunction,
  3. misgender,
  4. misgive,
  5. misgiving,
  6. misgovernance,
  7. misgovernment,
  8. misguidance,
  9. misguide,
  10. misguided

Origin of misgovern

First recorded in 1375–1425, misgovern is from the late Middle English word misgovernen. See mis-1, govern

Related formsmis·gov·ern·ment, mis·gov·ern·ance, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for misgovernment

misgovern

/ (ˌmɪsˈɡʌvən) /

verb

to govern badly
Derived Formsmisgovernment, nounmisgovernor, noun

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