Difference between abuse and miscall
- a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
- improper or excessive use
- cruel or inhumane treatment
- change the inherent purpose or function of something
- use foul or abusive language towards
- treat badly
- use wrongly or improperly or excessively
He said this was an abuse of public monies and the fact there was no contribution from the business community was ‘grossly unfair.’
We love our king, we just don't love the way he abuses our money," a Swazi friend once explained to me.
Siva's devotees are forbidden to use drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, barbiturates, psychedelics and marijuana, unless prescribed by a licensed physician.
- assign in incorrect name to
And these advocates, incapacitated by miscalled seminaries for alluseful endeavor, become defenders of the faith and prosecutors of all and each and any who fix their hearts on such simple and Godlike things as friendship and equality.
They are much better than most of our sacred poetry, as it is strangely miscalled, which is frequently neither poetry nor common sense: --
One morning, returning asleep on his horse, he miscalls his wife ‘Felice’ - Mrs Charmond's Christian name.