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mismanage

[mis-man-ij] /mɪsˈmæn ɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mismanaged, mismanaging.
1.
to manage incompetently or dishonestly:
to mismanage funds.
Origin of mismanage
1680-1690
1680-90; mis-1 + manage
Related forms
mismanagement, noun
mismanager, noun
Synonyms
mishandle, bungle, botch, maladminister.
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mismanage

/ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to manage badly or wrongly
Derived Forms
mismanagement, noun
mismanager, noun
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Word Origin and History for mismanagement

1660s; see mis- (1) + management.

mismanage

v.

1680s, from mis- (1) + manage. Related: Mismanaged; mismanaging.

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