Definition of mistreatment in English:



  • [mass noun] The action of mistreating or fact of being mistreated; ill-treatment.

    ‘the alleged mistreatment of the animals that perform in those shows’
    • ‘There is no reminiscing on evidence of any social mistreatment or racial abuse.’
    • ‘If there are allegations of mistreatment made, then those allegations are investigated.’
    • ‘She called on ministers to boost protection for women, after a report showed widespread mistreatment of pregnant staff by employers.’
    • ‘Reports of mistreatment have surfaced recently from detainees, released after a year in custody without charge.’
    • ‘He said that allegations of prisoner mistreatment are investigated.’
    ill treatment, maltreatment, abuse, ill use, ill usage, beating, rough handling, mishandling, manhandling
    molestation, injury, harm, bullying, persecution
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