Misusage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Misusage Bad treatment; abuse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n misusage Ill usage; bad treatment; abuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Misusage ill-usage: abuse
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. m├ęsusage,

Usage

In literature:

No soul, save thine, but pities our misusage.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862" by Various
He had been grossly misused on the occasion, and had escaped from such misusage by the only means in his power.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
The tears start from his eyes, his throat rebels at its misusage, his big red handkerchief comes out.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
Alas (quoth she deep sighing) why did I enter into anie mention of my owne misusage?
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
Personal misusage I might endure.
"Frivolities" by Richard Marsh
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In news:

Readers Have Long List Of Pet Peeves About Word Misusage.
On "reigning in" misspellings and misusage.
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