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misrule

noun

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a state in which there is widespread wrongdoing and disregard for rules and authority
  • the country's long period of misrule left it in economic turmoil for over a decade

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misrule

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of misrule (Entry 2 of 2)

to manage badly
  • accused of misruling his island nation to the point of economic collapse

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“Misrule.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misrule. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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