misrule

verb
mis·​rule | \ ˌmis-ˈrül How to pronounce misrule (audio) \
misruled; misruling; misrules

Definition of misrule

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to rule incompetently : misgovern

misrule

noun

Definition of misrule (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the action of misruling : the condition of being misruled

Examples of misrule in a Sentence

Verb accused of misruling his island nation to the point of economic collapse Noun The people of that country have endured many years of misrule. the country's long period of misrule had made it a hotbed for terrorist organizations
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Although bin Laden eventually was killed and his al-Qaida network blunted as an international threat, Afghans are still caught in a cycle of violence and misrule with no end in sight. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Many accuse Wickremesinghe of protecting the Rajapaksas, who are widely blamed for corruption and misrule that led to the crisis. Krishan Francis, ajc, 30 July 2022 After two impeachments and innumerable disclosures, was there anything new to learn about the misrule of Donald Trump? Doyle Mcmanuswashington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2022 Long sold as an island of stability in a sea of chaos, the nation has collapsed into misrule, requiring swift action against its kleptocratic rulers. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 12 Jan. 2022 His horrifying misrule convinced even die-hard autocrats that the country could not survive with an incompetent dolt at the apex of power. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 11 Aug. 2021 Unlike the best breads that still go stale, every single day of Mardi Gras, through the pendulum’s last swing on Fat Tuesday, is going to be as sweet as the first, as mirth and misrule replenish themselves with each new sunrise. al, 6 Feb. 2022 Some say Bashir planted the seeds of his own downfall in driving displacement to Khartoum, concentrating rising discontent over his misrule in camps that flanked the city on all sides. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Trump’s misrule and through his effort to open the U.S. to any and all with a bit of dirty money burning holes in their pockets. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 23 Dec. 2020 Peoples of African descent have suffered for decades under Haiti’s misrule by a succession of dictators. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, 21 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of misrule

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Misrule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misrule. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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