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Syllabification: mis·man·age
Pronunciation: /ˌmisˈmanij

Definition of mismanage in English:


[with object]
Manage (something) badly or wrongly.
Example sentences
  • If anyone working in the private sector mismanaged a budget as badly as the council has, they would be sacked.
  • I have used grounded research to explore how middle managers might facilitate or inhibit change by managing or mismanaging the emotions of their employees.
  • This was also partly meant to convince the colonialists that the Africans were ready to manage or mismanage their own affairs.



Example sentences
  • The money will help rebuild an economy ruined by mismanagement and war.
  • This is despite the fact that it collapsed due to irregularities and mismanagement.
  • Buying it more time isn't going to reverse what appears to be mismanagement and complacency.

Words that rhyme with mismanage

manage, pannage, stage-manage

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