Verschlimmbessern = Making something worse while attempting to improve it. (German)
Hello academia, let me present to you today's German word of the day: verschlimmbessern – making something (a manuscript, a grant application, anything at all) worse while trying to improve it.
— Anne-Kathrin Kreft (@Anne_Kreft) May 10, 2018
The wonderfully rich German language has a word for that: “verschlimmbessern” (making something worse while attempting to improve it) https://t.co/VZEXDovDTh
— Simon Kuestenmacher (@simongerman600) March 10, 2018