misgovernment misgovernment  /mɪs ˈɡəvərn mənt/


  • (n) government that is inefficient or dishonest


  1. It was a political speech about the end of a shocking era of irresponsibility and misgovernment and a shared responsibility to undo it.
  2. His hodge-podge empire, he discovered, was a seething mass of anachronisms, misgovernment, discontent.
  3. We all know these things, and treasure them, but find ourselves reporting, instead, the transitory, unpleasant news of rationing, muddle and misgovernment.


  • Fireplugs left alone; common sense wins

    A victory of common sense over misgovernment should not go uncelebrated. Business and consumers, take heart. It’s possible to push back against the “regulatory state.” ...
    on December 19, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. In his new book "The Wrecking Crew" Frank writes, "Fantastic misgovernment of the kind we have seen is not an accident, nor is it the work of a few bad individuals. It is the consequence of triumph by a particular philosophy of government, by a...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Tom Frank Source: Democracy Now

  2. "I have followed Haiti for more than three decades. This is the first time I have really believed that the country has the chance to slip the bounds of poverty, and escape the heritage of oppressive government and misgovernment and abuse of people...
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Bill Clinton Source: MiamiHerald.com

  3. Burke added: "They auger misgovernment at a distance; and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze."
    on May 30, 2010 By: Edmund Burke Source: New York Times

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