- 1to deal with or manage something badly synonym mishandle
- 2 The department's budget was badly mismanaged.
NAmE//ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒ//mismanage somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mismanage
he / she / it mismanages
past simple mismanaged
-ing form mismanaging
mismanagementjump to other results
noun [uncountable] accusations of corruption and financial mismanagement the government's mismanagement of the economy