1. the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation
    a typical bureaucratic screwup
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How To Use screwup In A Sentence

  • In fact the people that were chosen for management were usually total screwups and were dangerous around such equipment and aircraft..usually their day consisted of walking around asking the mechanics, “Are you done yet?” smoking cigarettes and generally just collecting a paycheck. Think Progress » Under Fire, ABC Yanks Official Blog of 9/11 Docudrama
  • Or possibly she just couldn't handle being the 'screwup' and decided to quit. Thoughts On the BSG Episode, "Maelstrom"
  • Obama later called the couple's entry a "screwup," telling CBS television's "60 Minutes" last month that he was "unhappy with everybody who was involved in the process. Raw Story
  • So all in all, with some demerits for screwups and gold stars for effort, I think it's fair to say that as a worker, a jobholder, I deserve a B or maybe B+. Nickel and Dimed
  • I expect it was a planned operation not a "screwup" (from their perspective). Massive Dominion Power screw-up? at
  • My favorite all-time sighting-in screwup occurred in Africa in 1978. Sight-In Screwups
  • Everything that Obama touches is a screwup he has blown it in record time but the mainstream media created him and will go down in flames covering for him. Poll: Obama drops on health care
  • He only has a couple of months left and a new President will have the opportunity to fix the screwup from the 43rd President of the United States of America Biden calls Bush comments 'bulls**t'
  • These comments about the people escaping another Bushcovites screwup is that there isn’t one of them who has ever experienced a single hardship in their whole whimpy lives. Think Progress » Right-Wing Attacks American Evacuees: ‘Ingrates,’ ‘Whining,’ ‘Spoiled-Rotten Little Children’
  • Because, frankly, this is the kind of screwup that could make a man lose faith. Stephen Elliott: God Made Me Do It
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