ill-treatment
ill-treatment ill-treatment n. cruel or inhumane treatment.

Syn: maltreatment, ill-usage, abuse. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ill treatment — ill treatment, or ill treat|ment «IHL TREET muhnt», noun. bad or cruel treatment; harm; abuse: »... an assurance by Mr. Sandys that he could find nothing to support allegations of torture or any sort of ill treatment (Norman Shrapnel). SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-treatment — I (misuse) noun ill usage, ill use, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage II (oppression) noun abuse, bullying, intimidation, malice, outrage, persecution, tyranny, viciousness, victimization associated concepts: ill treatment of… …   Law dictionary

  • ill treatment — index abuse (physical misuse), injury, misusage, misuse, molestation, oppression Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill-treatment — N UNCOUNT Ill treatment is harsh or cruel treatment. In spite of our worldwide campaign, ill treatment of animals remains commonplace... The victims had either died as a result of their ill treatment or had been left crippled. Syn: abuse …   English dictionary

  • ill-treatment — noun VERB + ILL TREATMENT ▪ suffer PHRASES ▪ ill treatment at sb s hands ▪ They suffered ill treatment at the hands of the guards …   Collocations dictionary

  • ill-treatment — noun cruel or inhumane treatment the child showed signs of physical abuse • Syn: ↑maltreatment, ↑ill usage, ↑abuse • Derivationally related forms: ↑abuse (for: ↑abuse), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-treatment — noun bad, unkind or abusive treatment …   Wiktionary

  • ill-treatment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Physically harmful treatment: abuse, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • ill-treatment — poor treatment, abuse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ill-treatment — noun see ill treat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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