ill-usage
noun Date: 1593 harsh, unkind, or abusive treatment

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  • ill-usage — [il′yo͞o′sij] n. unfair, unkind, or cruel treatment; abuse: also written ill usage * * * ill us·age (ĭlʹyo͞oʹsĭj, zĭj) n. Bad treatment; ill use. * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-usage — n. 1. cruel or inhumane treatment. Syn: maltreatment, ill treatment, abuse. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-usage — [il′yo͞o′sij] n. unfair, unkind, or cruel treatment; abuse: also written ill usage …   English World dictionary

  • ill usage — index abuse (corrupt practice), abuse (physical misuse), misusage, misuse, molestation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill-usage — index cruelty, waste Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

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

  • ill usage — cruel treatment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ill usage — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Usage — Us age, n. [F. usage, LL. usaticum. See {Use}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage. [1913 Webster] My brother Is prisoner to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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