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ill-use

verb

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to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • some of the employees felt so ill-used by the new manager that they quit

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The first known use of ill-use was in 1841

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“Ill-use.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ill-use. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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