misdeveloped

adjective mis·de·vel·op·ed \ ˌmis-di-ˈvel-əpt , -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

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1842

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