AskDefine | Define mistreatment

Dictionary Definition

mistreatment n : the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"

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English

Noun

  1. Improper treatment, abuse.
    The warranty was voided because the product experienced mistreatment during shipment, it hadn't been padded at all.
    There are severe allegations of mistreatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, of actual toture.

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Extensive Definition

Abuse refers to the use or treatment of something (a person, item, substance, concept, or vocabulary) that is seen as harmful.
Several types of abuse include:
mistreatment in Catalan: Abús
mistreatment in German: Missbrauch
mistreatment in French: Maltraitance
mistreatment in Italian: Abuso
mistreatment in Hebrew: התעללות
mistreatment in Hungarian: Visszaélés
mistreatment in Japanese: 虐待
mistreatment in Polish: Abuse (internet)
mistreatment in Portuguese: Abuso
mistreatment in Romanian: Abuz
mistreatment in Russian: Злоупотребление
mistreatment in Sicilian: Abbusu
mistreatment in Simple English: Abuse
mistreatment in Turkish: İstismar
mistreatment in Yiddish: באלעסטיגן
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