What does misuse mean?

Definitions for misusemɪsˈyus; -ˈyuz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misuse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misuse, abuse(verb)

    improper or excessive use

    "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"

  2. misapply, misuse(verb)

    apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly

    "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"

  3. pervert, misuse, abuse(verb)

    change the inherent purpose or function of something

    "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misuse(verb)

    to treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents

  2. Misuse(verb)

    to abuse; to treat ill

  3. Misuse(noun)

    wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use

  4. Misuse(noun)

    violence, or its effects

Freebase

  1. Misuse

    Misuse is a five-piece instrumental group from Athens, Greece. Their music is mainly characterized as post-rock mixed with electronic music elements. Their tracks often follow a scenario-based structure, which has led some critics to describe their music as “cinematic rock”.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misuse

    mis-ūs′, n. improper use: application to a bad purpose.—v.t. Misuse (mis-ūz′), to use for a wrong purpose or in a wrong way: to treat ill: to abuse.—n. Misus′age, ill-usage: abuse.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cleta Mitchell:

    It is a misuse of taxpayer money.

  2. Dan Zadra:

    Worry is a misuse of imagination.

  3. Chris Scherf:

    Actually I would expect a lot of sports to have concerns about their potential misuse.

  4. Bill Chumley:

    I think the misuse and the miseducation of the flag has pushed it to this point, why do we let hate groups dictate how we feel and how we live?

  5. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Whether wealth bring the curse of selfishness along with it, or that the leaven was in our nature, only dormant till called forth by circumstances, we are only too apt to misuse it, even as others have done before us.

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