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misuse

mis·use

misuse

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: mihs yus
definition: a wrong or inappropriate use.
synonyms:
abuse, misapplication
similar words:
misusage, waste
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: mihs yuz
inflections: misused, misuses, misusing
definition 1: to use incorrectly or inappropriately.
synonyms:
abuse, misapply, pervert
similar words:
desecrate, misappropriate, squander, waste
definition 2: to treat wrongly; abuse.
synonyms:
abuse, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat
similar words:
afflict, aggrieve, harm, injure, persecute, wrong