misuse definition

  • noun:
    • Improper, illegal, or incorrect usage; misapplication.
    • An incorrect, inappropriate or unlawful utilization of something.
    • Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or poor use.
    • Violence, or its results.
    • inappropriate use; misapplication; employment in a wrong means or even to a poor function; perversion.
    • misuse; ill treatment.
    • Synonyms Perversion, profanation, prostitution. See misuse, v. t.
    • incorrect or excessive usage
  • verb-transitive:
    • to make use of incorrectly.
    • To mistreat or abuse. See Synonyms at punishment.
    • to take care of or utilize incorrectly; to make use of to a poor purpose; to misapply.
    • To abuse; to deal with sick.
  • verb:
    • To use (some thing) improperly.
    • To abuse or mistreat (anything or someone).
    • To abuse verbally, to insult.
    • apply to a wrong thing or individual; use terribly or wrongly
    • replace the built-in function or function of anything
  • others:
    • to deal with or use incorrectly; apply to an improper purpose; make a false or inappropriate using.
    • To use or treat badly; abuse or maltreat in work or speech.
    • Synonyms Abuse, Misuse. See punishment.

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