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misuse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of misuse

  1. incorrect or improper use the warranty for this dryer is null and void if you subject the product to deliberate misuse Synonyms abuse, misapplication, misemployment, misusage, misutilization, perversion Related Words mishandling, mismanagement, mismanaging; ill-treatment, ill-usage, maltreatment, mistreatment; damage, destruction, ruin, spoiling, wrecking; corruption, debasement, desecration, profanation, prostitution Near Antonyms application, employment, use, utilization


misuse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of misuse

  1. 1 to put to a bad or improper use an actor who misused his considerable talent by appearing in too many lousy movies Synonyms abuse, misemploy, misapply, pervert, profane, prostituteRelated Words degrade, twist; mismanage; corrupt, debase, desecrateNear Antonyms apply, employ, use, utilize; respect

  2. 2 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon sadly misused by the people he had trusted Synonyms brutalize, bully, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, manhandle, mess over [slang], mishandle, mistreat, abuseRelated Words molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture; burn, sandbag, victimize, wrong; beat (up), mess (up), rough (up), work (over)Near Antonyms care (for), cherish, foster, nurture; baby, cater (to), coddle, favor, gratify, humor, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil


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