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misusage

[ mis-yoo-sij, -zij ]
/ mɪsˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ /
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noun

wrong or improper usage, as of words.
bad or abusive treatment.

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Nearby words

misty, misty-eyed, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misunderstood, misusage, misuse, misuser, misventure, misword, misère

Origin of misusage

First recorded in 1525–35; mis-1 + usage
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for misusage

  • Distrust and selfishness came from misusage; they were man's defence against extortion.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Such a misusage of the flag occurred, for example, at Belmont.