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mismanagement

Definition:

management that is careless or inefficient

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

mismanage

Plural:

mismanagements

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

screwup

Usage example:

he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies

Synonyms:

misdirection

Etymology:

see "mis-" (1) + "management".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

mismanagement | mismanage

the act or an instance of mismanaging something, or of something being mismanaged | [transitive] to manage badly or wrongly (19 of 351 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mismanagement

Cambridge Dictionary:

mismanage | mismanagement [noun, derived]

to organize or control something badly (6 of 37 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mismanage

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mismanagement [uncountable]

the process of managing something badly (6 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mismanagement

New World Dictionary:

mismanage | mismanaged [past tense] | mismanaging [present participle] | mismanagement [noun, related]

to manage or administer badly or dishonestly (7 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mismanage

American Heritage Dictionary:

mismanage | mismanaged [past tense] | mismanaging [present participle] | mismanages [3rd-person singular present] | mismanagement [noun, related]

To manage badly or carelessly. (5 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mismanage

Wiktionary:

mismanagement | mismanagements [plural]

The process or practice of managing ineptly, incompetently, or dishonestly. (10 of 11 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mismanagement

Wikipedia:

Misdirection [disambiguation]

may refer to: Misdirection (magic), a technique used when performing magic tricks | Feint, a technique used in strategy games and warfare | Misdirection employed by criminals for the purpose of pickpocketing | Limited hangout, a technique used by the ... (37 of 105 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Misdirection

Oxford Dictionary:

misdirect | misdirection [derived]

direct to the wrong place or in the wrong direction | use or apply (something) wrongly or inappropriately | (of a judge) instruct (a jury) wrongly (24 of 78 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/misdirect

Merriam-Webster:

misdirection | misguidance [misdirection]

a wrong direction | the act or an instance of misdirecting or diverting ; the state of being misdirected (18 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/misdirection

Random House Dictionary:

misdirection

a wrong or incorrect direction, guidance, or instruction. | [law] an erroneous charge to the jury by a judge. (18 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/misdirection

Columbia Encyclopedia:

industrial management | personnel management | scientific management | industrial managements

term applied to highly organized modern methods of carrying on industrial, especially manufacturing, operations. (14 of 18 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0825165​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

mismanage | mismanaged [past tense] | mismanaging [present participle] | mismanages [3rd-person singular present] | mismanagement [noun, derived]

to run, organize, or deal with something incompetently (8 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630474​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

mismanagement

First use: 1660s

Origin: see "mis-" (1) + "management".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=mismanagement

Wiktionary:

mismanagement

Origin: mis- + management

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mismanagement

mis-

Origin: Middle English mis-, from Old English mis- ("mis-"), from Proto-Germanic *missa- ("wrongly, badly"), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto ("mutual, reciprocal"), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- ("to replace, switch,... (24 of 66 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mis-

management

Origin: manage + -ment

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/management

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

mismanage

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "mismanagement"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "mismanagement"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mismanage

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mismanagement [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mismanagement"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mismanagement

Macmillan American Dictionary:

mismanagement [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mismanagement"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/mismanagement

the Free Dictionary:

mismanagement

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mismanagement"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mismanagement"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mismanagement

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