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synonyms for mishandling

  • misappropriation
  • mistreatment
  • misuse
  • fault
  • misconduct
  • mismanage
  • sin
  • wrong
  • corruption
  • crime
  • debasement
  • delinquency
  • desecration
  • exploitation
  • ill-treatment
  • injustice
  • maltreatment
  • misapplication
  • misdeed
  • misusage
  • offense
  • perversion
  • prostitution
  • wrongdoing
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antonyms for mishandling

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  • behavior
  • goodness
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How to use mishandling in a sentence

Have you seen the kick and tug at the straps of the mettled pony in stables that betrays the mishandling of him by his groom?
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Until you had cleared yourself of mishandling Major Buckstones dispatch, the other reminded him.
THE YOUNG CONTINENTALS AT BUNKER HILLJOHN T. MCINTYRE
I only hope he hasnt written any more black pages on the log by mishandling Laura.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
I never did like your style, Perkins, especially your methods of handling—or rather mishandling—women.
THE SKYLARK OF SPACEEDWARD ELMER SMITH AND LEE HAWKINS GARBY
All these, even the most illegible examples, give evidence of experience in handling or mishandling the pen.
DISPUTED HANDWRITINGJEROME B. LAVAY
Certain later etymologists hold that it originated more probably in an Indian mishandling of the French word Anglais.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGEHENRY L. MENCKEN
My father searched for and found it, and was not angry, only surprised when he saw the mishandling of the sacred relic.
THE FOREST FARMPETER ROSEGGER
Some simple phonetic artifice might defend your verses from barbarous mishandling, and yet not injure any vested interest.
UNDERWOODSROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
She nursed Perrotte perfectly, but said it was in vain, because the doctors were mishandling the disease.
SHE STANDS ACCUSEDVICTOR MACCLURE
He did not look around when the man who had been mishandling the animal said defiantly, "I quit!"
THE LOST WAGONJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MISHANDLING

  • corruption
  • crime
  • debasement
  • delinquency
  • desecration
  • exploitation
  • fault
  • injustice
  • misapplication
  • misconduct
  • misdeed
  • mishandling
  • mismanage
  • misuse
  • offense
  • perversion
  • prostitution
  • sin
  • wrong
  • wrongdoing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.