maltreat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v maltreat treat badly "This boss abuses his workers","She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t maltreat To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • maltreat To treat ill; abuse; treat roughly, rudely, or with unkindness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Maltreat mal-trēt′ to abuse: to use roughly or unkindly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Mal-, + treat,: cf. F. maltraiter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. maltraiter—L. male, ill, tractāre, to treat.

Usage

In literature:

I do not say we shall be murdered, or even personally maltreated.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I have never robbed or maltreated any of them.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
He felt the over-heated, maltreated motor laboring.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Communication between people is paralyzed, for they fear to be maltreated for trifling causes.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Likewise do maltreatment and the infamous practice and superstition of "making angels" increase the victims.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
But now, probably in obedience to a sign from the master, the boys in my immediate neighbourhood began to maltreat me.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
They are crushed, maltreated, and dying of hunger.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Fired by liquor, men maltreat their wives.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
He whips his pupils, throws nettles at his cat, and maltreats his cook.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
I am far from hinting that the Germans actually maltreat him.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In news:

Human services' Hoffner investigation finds no maltreatment of children.
An Army sergeant found guilty of maltreatment and assault has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, demoted to specialist and forced to forfeit one month's pay for his role in the alleged racial hazing and suicide of Pvt.
In their Review on trends in child maltreatment in six developed countries including the USA.
Trends in child maltreatment — Authors' reply.
The letters from Lorraine Radford and colleagues and from David Finkelhor and Lisa Jones illustrate the potential for selective reporting on the basis of data source or type of maltreatment .
Neurobiological Development in Maltreated Children With PTSD.
Neurobiological Development in Maltreated Children With PTSD.
LA CROSSE (WEAU)- Putting an end to child abuse , neglect and maltreatment.
A New York State mandated training session for professionals on identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, Oct 4 at the LoGuidice Educational Center, D Bldg.
LA CROSSE (WEAU)- Putting an end to child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
The 10-member jury at Fort Bragg did find Sgt Adam Holcomb guilty on two lesser charges, maltreatment of a subordinate and assault.
Sergeant Adam Holcomb was found guilty by a military jury on the lesser charges of maltreatment and assault.
Adam Holcomb was found guilty Monday on two lesser charges, maltreatment of a subordinate and assault.
Thomas Curtis, 27, pleaded guilty Monday to five charges of hazing and maltreatment, admitting he kicked and dragged Chen, and called him inappropriate names.
Jeffrey T Hurst was found not guilty Friday of hazing and maltreatment.
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