maltreater
noun see maltreat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • maltreater — mæl trɪːtÉ™(r) n. abuser, one who treats improperly, one who handles roughly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maltreater — mal·treater …   English syllables

  • maltreater — noun someone who abuses • Syn: ↑abuser • Derivationally related forms: ↑maltreat, ↑abuse (for: ↑abuser) • Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • maltreat — maltreater, n. maltreatment, n. /mal treet /, v.t. to treat or handle badly, cruelly, or roughly; abuse: to maltreat a prisoner. [1700 10; earlier maltrait < F maltraiter. See MAL , TREAT] Syn. mistreat, injure. * * * …   Universalium

  • abuser — noun someone who abuses • Syn: ↑maltreater • Derivationally related forms: ↑maltreat (for: ↑maltreater), ↑abuse • Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • maltreat — transitive verb Etymology: part translation of French maltraiter, from Middle French, from mal + traiter to treat, from Old French traitier more at treat Date: 1708 to treat cruelly or roughly ; abuse • maltreater noun • maltreatment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • victimiser — (Brit.) n. person who makes a victim out of another, abuser, maltreater (also victimizer) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • victimisers — victimiser (Brit.) n. person who makes a victim out of another, abuser, maltreater (also victimizer) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • victimizer — (Amer.) n. person who makes a victim out of another, abuser, maltreater (also victimiser) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • victimizers — victimizer (Amer.) n. person who makes a victim out of another, abuser, maltreater (also victimiser) …   English contemporary dictionary

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