- to treat badly or abusively.
Origin of mistreat
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Related Words for mistreatharm, maltreat, abuse, brutalize, misuse, molest, maul, backbite, injure, roughhouse, wound, trash, rip, chop, wrong, wax, outrage, total, bash, ill-treat
Examples from the Web for mistreat
Contemporary Examples of mistreat
That one human being has the capacity to so mistreat another is not news.Punish the Onlookers
October 30, 2009
Historical Examples of mistreat
It was, of course, not to the interest of the Russians to mistreat the people of Galicia.
It will be impossible for you to mistreat Williams, associated as he is with your father.
I did not find it necessary to mistreat Mrs. Smiley in order to test her powers.The Shadow World
It seemed to him that it would be neither wise nor safe to mistreat her.The Goose Man
Never falsify or mistreat the facts: they are the supreme thing.Expository Writing
Mervin James Curl
- (tr) to treat badly