Synonyms of mishandle in English:

mishandle


See definition of mishandle

verb

1‘he was accused of mishandling the allocation of land for development’

SYNONYMS
botch, bungle, fluff, fumble, make a mess of
mismanage, misdirect, misgovern, misconduct, mar, spoil, ruin, mangle, wreck
informal make a hash of, muff, mess up, muck up, foul up, screw up, bitch up
British informal make a muck of, make a pig's ear of, make a Horlicks of, cock up
vulgar slang balls up, fuck up

2‘he mishandled people and pushed them about’

SYNONYMS
bully, persecute, treat badly, ill-treat, mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, misuse, knock about, knock around, hit, beat, strike, manhandle, maul, molest, injure, harm, hurt
informal beat up, rough up, do over

3‘the equipment could be dangerous if mishandled’

SYNONYMS
misuse, abuse, use inexpertly, misapply, handle roughly, treat roughly