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Synonyms for mishandle
mɪsˈhæn dlmis·han·dle

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  1. mishandleverb

    To handle badly, causing physical injury.

    Synonyms:
    maltreat

  2. mishandleverb

    To handle incorrectly, to make a mistake in handling a thing or situation.

    Synonyms:
    mismanage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck upverb

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, stammer, mud, plunder, impair, drift, pamper, hot up, flub, suck, featherbed, mar, gasconade, squander, ruffle up, boast, heat up, vaunt, itch, screw up, ball up, mire, frustrate, corrupt, bluster, gas, deflower, spoil, muck up, rape, tease, grope, violate, bollocks, mollycoddle, bungle, bollocks up, fumble, muck, shove along, shove off, foil, stutter, blow, bollix, rumple, coddle, cosset, shoot a line, scotch, go bad, ruffle, baby, cross, louse up, fellate, float, botch up, bodge, mess up, brag, bobble, baffle, muff, be adrift, fluff, mess, tout, foul up, swash, blunder, indulge, despoil, waste, go down on, stumble, blow out, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, bumble, falter, cocker, burn out, misconduct, mismanage

  2. mismanage, mishandle, misconductverb

    manage badly or incompetently

    "The funds were mismanaged"

    Synonyms:
    spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, misbehave, misdemean, bollix, foul up, louse up, bodge, flub, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, mismanage, misconduct, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

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How to use mishandle in a sentence?

  1. Brett Schaefer:

    If he is proposing giving these resources to the U.N. system, it would represent a massive expansion of resources to organizations that have a troubling history of mismanagement and inefficiency, in 2018, global GDP was $85 trillion. Total revenue for the U.N. system in 2018 was $56 billion. Moreover, we have seen the World Health Organization badly mishandle the response to COVID-19 by trusting information from China. Why that experience would give governments confidence to give such resources to the UN is a mystery.

  2. Cassady Douglas:

    Taking good care of [fish] and trying to promote proper fish care is really important for me, i see a lot of people mishandle fish and even if people release fish, they’ll see the fish swim away, but it doesn’t necessarily always live.

  3. Joe Biden:

    We all have to sit down and get serious about how we retool this campaign, i'm not going to sit back idly and watch people mishandle this campaign.

  4. Cassady Douglas:

    I see a lot of people mishandle fish and even if people release fish, they’ll see the fish swim away, but it doesn’t necessarily always live.


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