Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

mistreat

play
verb mis·treat \ˌmis-ˈtrēt\

Simple Definition of mistreat

  • : to treat (someone or something) badly

Full Definition of mistreat

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat badly :  abuse

mis·treat·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of mistreat

  1. They accuse him of mistreating his wife.

  2. She claimed she had been mistreated by the police.



15th Century

First Known Use of mistreat

15th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mistreat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ