What does misuse mean?

Definitions for misuse
mɪsˈyus; -ˈyuzmis·use

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misuse, abuseverb

    improper or excessive use

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

  2. misapply, misuseverb

    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, abuseverb

    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. Misuseverb

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

  2. Misuseverb

    to abuse; to treat ill

  3. Misusenoun

    wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use

  4. Misusenoun

    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.

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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

Examples of misuse in a Sentence

  1. Lanhee Chen:

    Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was going to speak Utah Sen. Mitt Romney mind without regard to party or politics, and this is very much in line with that, utah Sen. Mitt Romney has great concern about what Utah Sen. Mitt Romney sees as potential misuse or malfeasance in office.

  2. Sanjay Sikaria:

    FDCs are not bad, rampant misuse of these drugs is bad.

  3. Liam Payne:

    Anger, isolation, violence, substance misuse, all stem from the same place – and these are not unique to the military. To truly make a difference to veterans and their families, of course we must help those in need, but we must focus on solving the problem at source, for me, this issue is personal. My time in the Army gave me the strongest respect for everyone who wears the uniform. It is a community I am proud to belong to, and I will always seek out anyway that I can to support it.

  4. The NTSB:

    All manufacturers except Tesla have responded to the NTSB explaining their current systems and their efforts to reduce misuse and keep drivers engaged.

  5. Kent Walker:

    Developers want to create applications that work across platforms, without fearing that companies will misuse copyright law to block interoperability, we look forward to the Court's decision.

Images & Illustrations of misuse

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. affront
    • B. abash
    • C. abide
    • D. cleave

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