Misusage Mis*us"age (m[i^]s*[=u]z"[asl]j), n. [Cf. F. m['e]susage.] Bad treatment; abuse. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • misusage — noun Date: 1555 1. bad treatment ; abuse 2. wrong or improper use (as of words) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misusage — /mis yooh sij, zij/, n. 1. wrong or improper usage, as of words. 2. bad or abusive treatment. [1525 35; MIS 1 + USAGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • misusage — noun a) Improper usage (especially of words) b) Abuse …   Wiktionary

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  • misusage — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. malapropism, mispronunciation, spoonerism, cacology, antiphrasis, solecism, catachresis, ungrammaticalness, barbarism, improper use of words; see also error 1 , mistake 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Physically harmful… …   English dictionary for students

  • misusage — mɪs juːsɪdÊ’ n. improper use, evil use; abusive treatment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misusage — noun archaic unjust treatment …   English new terms dictionary

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