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synonyms for misused

  • corrupt
  • exploit
  • mistreat
  • pervert
  • squander
  • blow
  • brutalize
  • desecrate
  • dissipate
  • ill-treat
  • maltreat
  • maul
  • misapply
  • molest
  • outrage
  • profane
  • prostitute
  • waste
  • wrong
  • cut up
  • go through
  • handle roughly
  • mess up
  • misemploy
  • run through
  • shake up
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antonyms for misused

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  • assist
  • guard
  • hoard
  • make happy
  • please
  • protect
  • save
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How to use misused in a sentence

In more than a decade with the newspaper, López had often written about corruption and misuse of public funds and had received threats in connection to his reporting.
THESE 10 JOURNALISTS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND DESERVE JUSTICE IMMEDIATELYBRETT HAENSELNOVEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
It provides other nations with the balm of calling out US hypocrisy in the misuse of its powers, hypocrisy which is often measured in the distance between American soft power rhetoric and hard power actions.
AS THE WORLD WATCHES US ELECTION, THE APPEAL OF AMERICA IS DIMINISHEDLGBTQ-EDITORNOVEMBER 2, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The catastrophic risk associated with AI hinges more on misuse or poor development than on concerns about computers overtaking human society.
DON’T WORRY, THE EARTH IS DOOMEDKATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The details that have ended some recent political careers — such as involvement with a staffer or misuses of public funds — aren't part of this story.
THE TRAILER: THE SEVEN POLITICAL STATES OF TEXASDAVID WEIGELOCTOBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It’s fair to say there are still many unanswered questions attached to the data misuse scandal.
CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA’S FORMER BOSS GETS 7-YEAR BAN ON BEING A BUSINESS DIRECTORNATASHA LOMASSEPTEMBER 25, 2020TECHCRUNCH
A good God would not permit that men charged with revealing His will should be misused.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Prepositions are especially liable to be misused, and their correct use comes from a study of literature, not of the dictionary.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The way in which the regulation of the Conqueror here referred to has been misunderstood and misused is curious.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
The child singing-voice is not rough and harsh unless it is misused.
THE CHILD-VOICE IN SINGINGFRANCIS E. HOWARD
If this be the case, some of these beings may probably have misused their liberty, and become depraved and corrupt.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
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WORDS RELATED TO MISUSED

  • abolished
  • annihilated
  • bygone
  • consumed
  • dead
  • demolished
  • devastated
  • dissipated
  • eradicated
  • forgotten
  • gone
  • lapsed
  • misspent
  • misused
  • obliterated
  • obsolete
  • out-of-date
  • past
  • perished
  • ruined
  • squandered
  • unremembered
  • wasted
  • wiped out
  • wrecked
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