Synonyms of misuse in English:

misuse


See definition of misuse

verb

1‘the mayor was found guilty of misusing public funds’

SYNONYMS

put to wrong use, misapply, misemploy, embezzle, use fraudulently

abuse, exploit, squander, waste, dissipate

2‘she had been misused by her husband’

SYNONYMS

ill-treat, maltreat, mistreat, abuse, ill-use, treat badly, handle roughly, treat roughly, knock about, knock around, hit, beat, strike, mishandle, manhandle, maul, molest, injure, harm, hurt, bully, persecute

informal beat up, rough up, do over

ANTONYMS

look after, treat well


noun

1‘the misuse of public funds’

SYNONYMS

wrong use, misemployment, embezzlement, fraud

exploitation, squandering, waste, dissipation

2‘the misuse of drugs’

SYNONYMS

illegal use, wrong use, abuse, misapplication

3‘only drastic curbs on foreigners would prevent the misuse and injury of the indigenous people’

SYNONYMS

ill treatment, maltreatment, abuse, ill use, ill usage, beating, rough handling, mishandling, manhandling, molestation, injury, harm, bullying, persecution