mismanage

[ mis-man-ij ]
/ mɪsˈmæn ɪdʒ /

verb (used with or without object), mis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing.

to manage incompetently or dishonestly: to mismanage funds.

Nearby words

  1. misleading,
  2. misleared,
  3. misled,
  4. mislike,
  5. mislocate,
  6. mismanagement,
  7. mismarriage,
  8. mismatch,
  9. mismate,
  10. mismeasure

Origin of mismanage

First recorded in 1680–90; mis-1 + manage

Related formsmis·man·age·ment, nounmis·man·ag·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mismanage

mismanage

/ (ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ) /

verb

(tr) to manage badly or wrongly
Derived Formsmismanagement, nounmismanager, noun

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Word Origin and History for mismanage

mismanage

v.

1680s, from mis- (1) + manage. Related: Mismanaged; mismanaging.

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