ill-treated ill-treated adj. physically abused. [Narrower terms: {assaulted, molested, raped ; {battered, beaten ; {misunderstood ]

Syn: abused, maltreated, mistreated. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ill-treated — index aggrieved (harmed) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill-treated — adjective subjected to cruel treatment an abused wife • Syn: ↑abused, ↑maltreated, ↑mistreated • Ant: ↑unabused (for: ↑abused) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-treat — ill treats, ill treating, ill treated VERB If someone ill treats you, they treat you badly or cruelly. [V n] They thought Mr Smith had been ill treating his wife... [V n] They said they had not been ill treated but that their time in captivity… …   English dictionary

  • ill-treat — v [T] to be cruel to someone, especially to a child or animal ▪ a rescue centre for ill treated horses >ill treatment n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill — 1 /Il/ adjective 1 (not usually before noun) especially BrE suffering from a disease or not feeling well; sick: Bridget can t come she s ill. | feel ill: I was feeling ill that day, and decided to stay at home. | be taken ill/fall ill (=become… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-treat — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms ill treat : present tense I/you/we/they ill treat he/she/it ill treats present participle ill treating past tense ill treated past participle ill treated formal to treat a person or animal in a cruel or unkind …   English dictionary

  • ˌill-ˈtreat — verb [T] formal to treat someone in a cruel or unkind way Syn: maltreat None of the prisoners were ill treated.[/ex] ˌill ˈtreatment noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ill-treat — /ɪl ˈtrit / (say il treet) verb (t) to treat badly; maltreat. –ill treated, adjective –ill treatment, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • ill-used — adj. 1. taken advantage of; treated badly; of persons. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: exploited, put upon, used, victimized. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Misapplied. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill — 01. Howard s wife has been [ill] recently, so I don t think they ll be able to come to the party. 02. The accused murderer is believed to be mentally [ill]. 03. Parrots that are kept in cages often become mentally [ill] from boredom. 04. My… …   Grammatical examples in English

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