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misgovern Syllabification: mis·gov·ern
Pronunciation: /ˌmisˈɡəvərn/

Definition of misgovern in English:


[with object]
Govern (a state or country) unfairly or inefficiently.
Example sentences
  • If we can keep our unity, we can turf out of their seats those who have misgoverned the country.
  • The stories are set in the 1190s, with King Richard away on crusade and his shifty brother John misgoverning the country.
  • Unfortunately, the Alliance members, most of whom belong to Uzbek and Tajik ethnic minorities, had misgoverned the country in the early 1990s.


Pronunciation: /ˌmisˈɡəvər(n)mənt/
Example sentences
  • Enthusiasm at the possibility of transcending ethnic politics turned to dismay as misgovernment, corruption, and human rights violations occurred.
  • ‘An informed public is the most potent of all restraints upon misgovernment,’ he wrote.
  • Many nationalists disapproved of migration, arguing that it was the wicked and inevitable product of British misgovernment.

Words that rhyme with misgovern

coven, govern, oven, sloven
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