misusage

noun mis·us·age \ ˌmis-ˈyü-sij , ˌmish- , -zij \

Definition of misusage

1 : bad treatment : abuse
2 : wrong or improper use (as of words)

Examples of misusage in a Sentence

  1. the teacher was appalled by the new student's misusage of some basic scientific terms

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1555

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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