[ mis-uh-proh-pree-ey-shuhn ]
See synonyms for misappropriation on Thesaurus.com
  1. wrongful use, especially the dishonest or inappropriate use of others’ money, data, etc.:He pled guilty to multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds and falsifying public documents, and received a four-year prison sentence.Database owners are concerned about the possible commercial misappropriation of their products.

Origin of misappropriation


Words Nearby misappropriation

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use misappropriation in a sentence