misspent misspent  /mɪs S ˈpɛnt/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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

Quotes

  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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