misrule


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mis·rule

 (mĭs-ro͞ol′)
n.
1. Disorder or lawless confusion.
2. Inept or unwise rule; misgovernment.
tr.v. mis·ruled, mis·rul·ing, mis·rules
To rule ineptly, unjustly, or unwisely; misgovern.

misrule

(ˌmɪsˈruːl)
vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to govern inefficiently or without humanity or justice
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) inefficient or inhumane government
2. disorder

mis•rule

(mɪsˈrul)

n., v. -ruled, -rul•ing. n.
1. bad or unwise rule; misgovernment.
2. disorder or lawlessness.
v.t.
3. to rule badly; misgovern.
[1300–50]

misrule


Past participle: misruled
Gerund: misruling

Imperative
misrule
misrule
Present
I misrule
you misrule
he/she/it misrules
we misrule
you misrule
they misrule
Preterite
I misruled
you misruled
he/she/it misruled
we misruled
you misruled
they misruled
Present Continuous
I am misruling
you are misruling
he/she/it is misruling
we are misruling
you are misruling
they are misruling
Present Perfect
I have misruled
you have misruled
he/she/it has misruled
we have misruled
you have misruled
they have misruled
Past Continuous
I was misruling
you were misruling
he/she/it was misruling
we were misruling
you were misruling
they were misruling
Past Perfect
I had misruled
you had misruled
he/she/it had misruled
we had misruled
you had misruled
they had misruled
Future
I will misrule
you will misrule
he/she/it will misrule
we will misrule
you will misrule
they will misrule
Future Perfect
I will have misruled
you will have misruled
he/she/it will have misruled
we will have misruled
you will have misruled
they will have misruled
Future Continuous
I will be misruling
you will be misruling
he/she/it will be misruling
we will be misruling
you will be misruling
they will be misruling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misruling
you have been misruling
he/she/it has been misruling
we have been misruling
you have been misruling
they have been misruling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misruling
you will have been misruling
he/she/it will have been misruling
we will have been misruling
you will have been misruling
they will have been misruling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misruling
you had been misruling
he/she/it had been misruling
we had been misruling
you had been misruling
they had been misruling
Conditional
I would misrule
you would misrule
he/she/it would misrule
we would misrule
you would misrule
they would misrule
Past Conditional
I would have misruled
you would have misruled
he/she/it would have misruled
we would have misruled
you would have misruled
they would have misruled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misrule - government that is inefficient or dishonestmisrule - government that is inefficient or dishonest
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"

misrule

noun
1. mismanagement, maladministration, bad government, misgovernment He was accused of corruption and misrule.
2. disorder, confusion, chaos, turmoil, anarchy, lawlessness, tumult gearing up for his role as the lord of misrule

misrule

noun
A lack of civil order or peace:
Translations

misrule

[ˌmɪsˈruːl]

misrule

nschlechte Regierung; (by government also) → Misswirtschaft f
References in classic literature ?
There used to be a swarm of these small apparitions in holiday time, and we called them children of the Lord of Misrule.
Ah, how is it possible for the untaught heart to keep its faith, unswerving, in the face of dire misrule, and palpable, unrebuked injustice?
Again, God said, let ther be Firmament Amid the Waters, and let it divide The Waters from the Waters: and God made The Firmament, expanse of liquid, pure, Transparent, Elemental Air, diffus'd In circuit to the uttermost convex Of this great Round: partition firm and sure, The Waters underneath from those above Dividing: for as Earth, so hee the World Built on circumfluous Waters calme, in wide Crystallin Ocean, and the loud misrule Of CHAOS farr remov'd, least fierce extreames Contiguous might distemper the whole frame: And Heav'n he nam'd the Firmament: So Eev'n And Morning CHORUS sung the second Day.
Possibly in a land of misrule like Thessaly he may be welcomed at first, and the unseemly narrative of his escape will be regarded by the inhabitants as an amusing tale.
It can be little doubted that if the State of Rhode Island was separated from the Confederacy and left to itself, the insecurity of rights under the popular form of government within such narrow limits would be displayed by such reiterated oppressions of factious majorities that some power altogether independent of the people would soon be called for by the voice of the very factions whose misrule had proved the necessity of it.
The King of Christmas was duly crowned, and the Lord of Misrule bore potent sway.
With the lax habits and easy familiarity of his race, he had a little world of self-indulgence and misrule around him.
But what all England did not know De Vac had gleaned from scraps of conversation dropped in the armory: that Henry was even now negotiating with the leaders of foreign mercenaries, and with Louis IX of France, for a sufficient force of knights and menat-arms to wage a relentless war upon his own barons that he might effectively put a stop to all future interference by them with the royal prerogative of the Plantagenets to misrule England.
For he had found School and School-house in a state of monstrous license and misrule, and was still employed in the necessary but unpopular work of setting up order with a strong hand.
We will have suffered 10 years of Tory misrule, albeit with five years of that with the support of the yapping dogs from the Lib Dems, by the time of the next election.
They might have voted for other parties in past elections, but, they have also seen the misrule of government in past so many years," said Abdul Rashid Ansari, president, BJP minority morcha.
If this actually happens, it could reverse some of the devastation caused by Thatcher's misrule that laid waste to large areas of the North-east.