mismanage

verb mis·man·age \ ˌmis-ˈma-nij \

Definition of mismanage

mismanaged; mismanaging
: to manage (something) wrongly or poorly
  • mismanage a business
  • … started thinking that maybe employees are sometimes mismanaged because they let themselves be mismanaged. They don't fight back.
  • —A. J. Anderson
  • … even those professional Pollyannas who publicly find reason to praise the current municipal administration shake their heads in private and wonder how long we can go on deliberately mismanaging our affairs.
  • —Brendan Gill

mismanagement

play \ˌmis-ˈma-nij-mənt\ noun, plural mismanagements
    • financial mismanagement of the company

First Known Use of mismanage

1651

in the meaning defined above

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