Definition of mismanage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmisˈmanij/


[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.

Words that rhyme with mismanage

manage, pannage, stage-manage

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Syllabification: mis·man·age

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