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misusage

[mis-yoo-sij, -zij]
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noun
  1. wrong or improper usage, as of words.
  2. bad or abusive treatment.
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Origin of misusage

First recorded in 1525–35; mis-1 + usage
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Related Words

corruptioncrimedebasementdelinquencydesecrationexploitationfaultinjusticemaltreatmentmisapplicationmisconductmisdeedmishandlingmismanagemistreatmentmisuseoffenseperversionprostitutionsin

Examples from the Web for misusage

Historical Examples

  • Such a misusage of the flag occurred, for example, at Belmont.

    With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

    Ernest N. Bennett

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

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo