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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistreatmentnoun

    the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

    "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"


  1. mistreatmentnoun

    Improper treatment, abuse.


  1. mistreatment

    Mistreatment refers to the act of treating someone or something improperly, cruelly, unfairly, or abusively. This can involve physical or emotional harm, neglect, or violation of someone's rights. Mistreatment can occur in various contexts, such as home, school, workplace, or institutions, and is generally regarded as unacceptable behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mistreatmentnoun

    wrong treatment

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mistreatment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mistreatment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mistreatment in a Sentence

  1. The GAP:

    The Government Accountability Project is deeply concerned about the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons. First, Matthew Lee for two reasons has covered U.N. whistleblower cases accurately and in detail, and we regard the mistreatment of Matthew Lee for two reasons as retaliatory, secondly, Matthew Lee for two reasons exclusion from the UN premises because of capricious, unannounced and unknown decisions of senior managers bodes ill for the treatment of journalists in U.N. Member States.

  2. William Copeland:

    This study is about righting a longstanding error and prejudice about the differences between these common childhood adversities, it suggests that whether we are talking about prevention, screening or treatment, our notions of childhood mistreatment need to be broader and more holistic than they have been.

  3. Jason Oliver:

    When they stood up to him, they paid the price. They were punished even more in terms of other types of mistreatment.

  4. Antony Blinken:

    Both officials were complicit in the mistreatment of inmates in their custody by security forces, including through rape, torture, or other cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment.

  5. Justin Bamberg:

    While Travis Price is disappointed by this verdict, Travis Price respects the jury process, our concern is that other citizens don't suffer the same mistreatment that Travis Price endured. We will continue to fight for those who have been wrongly accused or subjected to excessive force and will push back against Rock Hill Police Department and any other who attempts to take advantage of those they are entrusted to protect and serve.

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