Synonyms of 'misuse'
incorrect, improper, or careless usethe misuse of public funds
incorrect, improper, or careless usethe misuse of power
incorrect, improper, or careless usethe misuse of technology in sport
incorrect, improper, or careless useFundamentalism is a deplorable misuse of a faith.
incorrect, improper, or careless usehis hilarious misuse of words
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cruel or inhumane treatmentthe history of the misuse of indigenous peoples
police brutality and mistreatment of people in prisons
abuse, , , , ,
an investigation into alleged animal abuse
Some had died as a result of ill-treatment.
Two thousand prisoners died as a result of maltreatment.
to use wronglyShe misused her position in the government.
The committee has cleared leaders of misusing funds.
to treat badly or harshlyHis parents should not have misused him.
She has been mistreated by men in the past.
People responsible for abusing prisoners must be held accountable.
The hijackers seemed anxious not to harm anyone.
Casual workers are being exploited for very low wages.
She felt she had been wronged.
He was accused of sexually molesting a colleague.
The rescued hostages said they had not been ill-treated.
He was not maltreated during his detention.
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in the sense of corrupt
to make corruptCruelty depraves and corrupts.
in the sense of desecrate
to violate the sacred character of (an object or place)She shouldn't have desecrated the picture of a religious leader
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Thesaurus for misuse from the Collins English Thesaurus