I noun abuse, bad treatment, corruption, debasement, defilement, degradation, desecration, distortion, diversion, exploitation, force, ill treatment, ill usage, improper usage, improper use, impropriety, maladministration, malapropism, malpractice, malversation, misapplication, misappropriation, misemployment, mismanagement, mispronunciation, misuse, peculation, perversion, pollution, prostitution, violation, wrong use II index abuse (corrupt practice), abuse (physical misuse), catachresis, distortion, misapplication, misappropriation, mischief, misuse, waste

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  • misusage — noun Date: 1555 1. bad treatment ; abuse 2. wrong or improper use (as of words) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misusage — /mis yooh sij, zij/, n. 1. wrong or improper usage, as of words. 2. bad or abusive treatment. [1525 35; MIS 1 + USAGE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • misusage — Synonyms and related words: Irish bull, abuse, abuse of office, anacoluthon, antiphrasis, barbarism, befoulment, bull, catachresis, conversion, corrupt administration, corruption, debasement, defalcation, defilement, desecration, diversion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misusage — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. malapropism, mispronunciation, spoonerism, cacology, antiphrasis, solecism, catachresis, ungrammaticalness, barbarism, improper use of words; see also error 1 , mistake 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Physically harmful… …   English dictionary for students

  • misusage — mɪs juːsɪdÊ’ n. improper use, evil use; abusive treatment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misusage — noun archaic unjust treatment …   English new terms dictionary

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