intransitive verb-·aged, -·ag·ing
transitive verbmis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing, mis·man·ag·es
(third-person singular simple present mismanages, present participle mismanaging, simple past and past participle mismanaged)
- To manage an area of responsibility in a way which is inept, incompetent, or dishonest.
- She mismanaged my finances and left me bankrupt.
- (intransitive) To behave, in a management capacity, in a manner which is inept, incompetent, or dishonest.
- The fundamental reason why the company failed is that the CEO and other top managers simply mismanaged.
mis- + manage