verb[with object] formal
Manage or administer inefficiently, badly, or dishonestly.
- We are led to believe that our hospitals are filthy, that waking up during surgery is commonplace, that medicines are routinely maladministered, and that experts will never agree.
- Employees may be able to complain to the pensions ombudsman that the scheme was maladministered, but this may be difficult to prove.
- These were the athletes whose puberty and growth were delayed, and one of the tools was thought to be maladministered contraceptive pills.
Words that rhyme with maladministeradminister, minister, sinister
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