What does misuse mean?

Definitions for misuse
mɪsˈyus; -ˈyuzmis·use

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.

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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. David Ryan Polgar:

    The solution is not going to be to ... cower in fear and just kind of unplug yourself from life, it's going to be more about saying, 'OK, this is an opportunity where I should be educated in how to use the technology.' Technology is not the problem. The problem is our misuse or lack of education behind it.

  2. Kellyanne Conway:

    We commend Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association for promoting treatment and recovery for those suffering from the disease of addiction and opioid misuse, we appreciate the example that a trusted and beloved American institution is setting for others.

  3. Alex Azar:

    Raising awareness is a key piece of defeating the threat of opioid addiction, which too many Americans still do not fully understand. These ads are a targeted effort to promote awareness, especially among our youth, about the deadliness of opioid misuse and the risks of opioid addiction.

  4. Cleta Mitchell:

    It is a misuse of taxpayer money.

  5. John Stewart Davis:

    That was probably to protect John Stewart Davis, i thought they might misuse it, maybe, or get caught with something that wasn't right.

Images & Illustrations of misuse

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