to manage incompetently or dishonestly: to mismanage funds.
- mis·man·age·ment, noun
- mis·man·ag·er, noun
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How to use mismanage in a sentence
He mismanaged a state unemployment system that mailed checks to out of state prisoners but not to thousands of unemployed Californians who couldn’t pay rent or buy groceries.Why Gavin Newsom’s Big Latino Problem Could Bring Him Down | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | August 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
New York and Massachusetts sued FedLoan for allegedly mismanaging the loan forgiveness program and blamed the Education Department for lax oversight.One of the nation’s largest student loan servicers plans to cut ties with the Education Department | Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Unfortunately, the business was mismanaged and Amos ultimately lost control of the company and even his name and likeness.
After the bad press, documents obtained by VOSD suggest renovations were rushed and mismanaged.Real Estate Debacles Loomed Large on Faulconer’s Watch | Lisa Halverstadt | December 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The 2020 election was a fair and secure success in the face of a catastrophically mismanaged pandemic and a storm of disinformation.
Because, in fact, she did somewhat mismanage things last time, so one of the crucial “Can she govern?”
They are so simple in construction, that servants cannot mismanage them.The Overland Guide-book | James Barber
Yet Themistokles, rather than allow an ignorant commander to mismanage the war against Persia, bribed him to lay down his office.Plutarch's Lives Volume III. | Plutarch
She would marry Frank Randall; and between them they would mismanage, and ultimately ruin, the farm.Fenton's Quest | M. E. Braddon
I can't conceive how he contrived to mismanage his affairs.'North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
And yet how sadly we mismanage men, and misuse opportunities.Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for mismanage
(tr) to manage badly or wrongly
- mismanagement, noun
- mismanager, noun
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