Ill-treatment - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Ill-treatment.

5 letter answer(s) to ill-treatment

ABUSE
  1. use wrongly or improperly or excessively; "Her husband often abuses alcohol"; "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"
  2. use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
  3. treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
  4. cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
  5. improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
  6. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
  7. change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"

6 letter answer(s) to ill-treatment

MISUSE
  1. change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
  2. apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
  3. improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"

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