misdeveloped

adjective
mis·​de·​vel·​op·​ed | \ ˌmis-di-ˈve-ləpt How to pronounce misdeveloped (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of misdeveloped

developed wrongly specifically : having a relatively high level of industrialization but a relatively low standard of living as a result of an inefficient economy or corrupt governance They inherited from corrupt Communist rulers a ravaged ecology and a misdeveloped, hypermilitarized economy plundered of its natural resources. The Washington Post

First Known Use of misdeveloped

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Misdeveloped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdeveloped. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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