Synonyms of misuse in English:

misuse


See definition of misuse

verb

1‘the mayor was found guilty of misusing public funds’

SYNONYMS
put to wrong use, misapply, misemploy, embezzle, use fraudulently
abuse, exploit, squander, waste, dissipate

2‘she had been misused by her husband’

SYNONYMS
ill-treat, maltreat, mistreat, abuse, ill-use, treat badly, handle roughly, treat roughly, knock about, knock around, hit, beat, strike, mishandle, manhandle, maul, molest, injure, harm, hurt, bully, persecute
informal beat up, rough up, do over
ANTONYMS

look after, treat well


noun

1‘the misuse of public funds’

SYNONYMS
wrong use, misemployment, embezzlement, fraud
exploitation, squandering, waste, dissipation

2‘the misuse of drugs’

SYNONYMS
illegal use, wrong use, abuse, misapplication

3‘only drastic curbs on foreigners would prevent the misuse and injury of the indigenous people’

SYNONYMS
ill treatment, maltreatment, abuse, ill use, ill usage, beating, rough handling, mishandling, manhandling, molestation, injury, harm, bullying, persecution