Definitions for misused

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misused(adj)

    used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose

    "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"

Wiktionary

  1. misused(Adjective)

    Describing something that is used in an incorrect or inappropriate manner.

    The oft misused word didn't mean what he thought it meant, but everyone else misunderstood it too.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Herbert Spencer:

    How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

  2. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi:

    There is no systematic torture, and if some cases have been reported, those are the acts of individuals who have misused their authority, and we are fully committed to investigate and arrest those individuals.

  3. Michael Lauber:

    Where needed, financial assets have been seized, including real estate, for example flats in the Swiss Alps, i would like to emphasize that investments in real estate can be misused for the purpose of money laundering.

  4. Adam Bisaga:

    Suboxone is an opioid medication, it can be misused. Some use it intravenously, they inject it, and they have lost control over the medication and are truly addicted. But that's really a small portion of patients. All the evidence shows that this is small.

  5. Geir Joergen Bekkevold:

    While we have noted some improvements, for example in the election law, the advantages of incumbency were still misused, greater equal treatment in law and in fact for all political forces is required for Tajikistan to live up to its democratic commitments.


Translations for misused

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  • سوء الاستعمالArabic

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