Definitions for misusemɪsˈyus; -ˈyuz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mis•usemɪsˈyus; -ˈyuz(n.; v.)-used, -us•ing.

  1. (n.)wrong or improper use; misapplication.

  2. (v.t.)to use incorrectly or improperly:

    to misuse a word.

  3. to treat badly or abusively; mistreat:

    to misuse a friend.

Origin of misuse:

1350–1400

mis•us′er(n.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. misuse(noun)ɪsˈyus; v. -ˈyuz

    the use of sth in the wrong way

    the misuse of power

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”.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

misuse(verb)

to use wrongly.

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