misspent misspent  /mɪs S ˈpɛnt/


  1. (v) spend time badly or unwisely
  2. (v) spend (money or other resources) unwisely


  1. In 1977 Bolao moved to Europe and misspent an entire decade there as an itinerant laborer, living the life of a pote maudit and striking up an acquaintance with heroin.
  2. In Rhett Butler's People, McCaig adds a family, a misspent youth and a lot of detail about Rhett's business savvy--it turns out he's like the Bill Gates of cotton.
  3. As you might know, I was once a flight instructor here at the air field named for my grandfather during my long past and misspent youth.


  1. Auditor Uncovers Misappropriated Funds At Charter School

    $500,000 of money allegedly misspent by officials at Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Local 12 Cincinnati

  2. John Menard tried to 'extort' sex from Stephen Hilbert's wife, lawsuit says

    The bitter falling-out between Carmel businessman Stephen Hilbert and billionaire hardware chain owner John Menard Jr. was initially portrayed as a deal gone bad from misspent millions.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star


  1. "I would be hard-pressed to support additional funding for the TARP without sufficient assurances this money will not be wasted, misspent or simply used for more industry-specific bailouts," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Reuters

  2. "We are taking this action to make sure that the money raised goes toward the intended educational purposes and not a dollar is wasted or misspent," said Brown, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Jerry Brown Source: CNN

  3. "If we see money being misspent, we're going to put a stop to it," Obama warned.
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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