misimprove

transitive verb

mis·​improve
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1
: to use wrongly : make an improper use of : abuse
has misimproved and wasted his talents
2
archaic : to make worse in an attempt to improve
misimprovement
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noun

Word History

Etymology

mis- entry 1 + improve

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“Misimprove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misimprove. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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