ill-usage

noun
ill-us·​age | \ ˈil-ˈyü-sij How to pronounce ill-usage (audio) , -zij \

Definition of ill-usage

: harsh, unkind, or abusive treatment

First Known Use of ill-usage

1593, in the meaning defined above

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“Ill-usage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-usage. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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