Origin of mistreat
OTHER WORDS FROM mistreatmis·treat·ment, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mistreatmaltreatment, mistreatment
Words nearby mistreat
How to use mistreat in a sentence
In an ongoing investigation, ProPublica has detailed how NYPD officers who’ve mistreated civilians have escaped significant punishment and even been promoted to top positions, while commissioners have often dismissed proposed penalties for officers.New York City Council Proposes Sweeping NYPD Reforms|by Eric Umansky and Joaquin Sapien|February 1, 2021|ProPublica
The unverified claims in the podcast fueled speculation among fans that Spears was being mistreated, prompting an April 2019 public demonstration in Los Angeles where protestors demanded her release from the treatment facility.What to Know About Britney Spears, Her Conservatorship and the #FreeBritney Movement|Megan McCluskey|January 8, 2021|Time
The company had a reputation for mistreating workers and had been fined by the Labor Department for failing to report injuries.How the History of Waterloo, Iowa, Explains How Meatpacking Plants Became Hotbeds of COVID-19|by Bernice Yeung and Michael Grabell|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
When large firms across industries have underpaid or mistreated workers, paid out bad actors, or failed to take a stand for what’s right, employee activists have increasingly pushed back, pressuring companies to do the right thing.A timeline charting the new rise of employee activism|Lila MacLellan|December 13, 2020|Quartz
Barely a month earlier, Alex was part of a different house, one that no longer exists because its manager allegedly withheld money from and mistreated its members.
That one human being has the capacity to so mistreat another is not news.
South Carolina and Georgia got that way after people from those places came in and taught them to mistreat colored people.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Their fears were groundless for Paul would never let a dog go hungry or mistreat a human being.The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan|W. B. Laughead
It is one of our peculiarities that we like to mistreat anyone whose soul is differently organized from ours.Walter Pieterse|Multatuli
Of his return to Ohio and of an attempt by a mob to capture and mistreat him we have his account in the Trumpet of Nov. 1.Birth of a Reformation|Andrew Byers
If you have cruel step-parents who mistreat you out of pure meanness, everybody sympathizes with you.Georgina's Service Stars|Annie Fellows Johnston