Definition of misspend in English:

misspend

Line breaks: mis|spend
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈspɛnd
 
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verb (past and past participle misspent /-ˈspɛnt/)

[with object] (usually as adjective misspent)
Spend (one’s time or money) foolishly, wrongly, or wastefully: perhaps I am atoning for my misspent youth
More example sentences
  • Sunday's piece highlighted court-appointed guardians who failed to file required reports on their clients or misspent clients' money.
  • In June, EU ministers argued that misspent money should be paid back within eight years - hardly an onerous deadline.
  • When it was exposed that he had misspent taxpayer's money, he promptly resigned.
Synonyms
wasted, dissipated, squandered, thrown away, frittered away, prodigal, misused, misapplied, irregular; idle, profitless, unprofitable

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