Definition of mismanage in English:


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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Manage (something) badly or wrongly.

    ‘he was accused of mismanaging the economy’
    • ‘If anyone working in the private sector mismanaged a budget as badly as the council has, they would be sacked.’
    • ‘I have used grounded research to explore how middle managers might facilitate or inhibit change by managing or mismanaging the emotions of their employees.’
    • ‘This was also partly meant to convince the colonialists that the Africans were ready to manage or mismanage their own affairs.’
    • ‘For years, the country was led by one political party, which was often accused of mismanaging the economy and abusing the rights of citizens.’
    • ‘But just who is this man who's been accused of mismanaging his country's oil revenue?’
    • ‘Protesters blame him for mismanaging the economy, bungling the fight against SARS, and listening too carefully to Beijing and not enough to local opinion.’
    • ‘They are so mismanaging their economy and are so alienating young people and women that their fate today looks a lot like the Kremlin leaders in 1988 or the French monarchy in 1788.’
    • ‘At a birthday celebration, he blasted those who accuse him of mismanaging the country, laying the blame for his country's economic and political crisis at the door of the opposition.’
    • ‘Silent observers continue to watch, unsure whether it is us mismanaging our affairs or just the stronger and more corruptible ones keeping their grip tight.’
    • ‘The channels accused him with all their might of a variety of crimes, from destroying the armed forces to personally mismanaging the rescue operations.’
    • ‘It's a cautionary tale about mismanaging intellectual property.’
    • ‘Consequently, the FDA has been criticized for mismanaging the situation.’
    • ‘And I think that is the price you pay for mismanaging diversity.’
    • ‘But also it does not want to shore up companies which have been mismanaging their pensions or not contributing adequately.’
    • ‘Now he and his firm are being sued for mismanaging worker retirement funds.’
    • ‘And he should fire the civilians in the Pentagon responsible for mismanaging the reconstruction effort.’
    • ‘I don't particularly agree the council should acquire private properties as they are grossly mismanaged when in council hands.’
    • ‘This has been incompetently handled, mismanaged every step of the way.’
    • ‘After the Ministry of National Security, it is difficult to determine which of the other ministries is mismanaged the most.’
    • ‘Unless they were mismanaged, rich school districts could have better equipped schools.’
    botch, bungle, fluff, fumble, make a mess of, mishandle, misdirect, misgovern, misconduct, mar, spoil, ruin, mangle, wreck
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/ˌmisˈmanij/ /ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ/