simple past tense and past participle of
spent wrongly or unwisely; wasted:
verb (used with object)
to spend wrongly or unwisely; squander; waste.
Middle English. See
to spend thoughtlessly or wastefully
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Try not to give the impression your time dressing has been misspent at the expense of your work.
They were lifted by insolence above their car loans, their surly arrears, their misspent matrimonies.
By one estimate, a fifth of government revenue is pinched, and much of the rest misspent.
The huge amounts allocated to foreign aid are either stolen by local politicians or misspent by the respective governments.
The clean-up is good news, but the misspent tax dollars likely are gone forever.
It is likely the actual amount of public money that was misspent is higher.
He stated that there was no money, lawsuits from developers and missing or misspent funds.