[ UK /mɪstɹˈiːtɪd/ ]
[ US /mɪˈstɹitɪd/ ]
  1. subjected to cruel treatment
    an abused wife
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How To Use mistreated In A Sentence

  • It is alleged that he mistreated the prisoners.
  • I'm tossed around, uncared for, and mistreated.
  • Elsewhere Dylan looks to celebrate freedom for the ‘mistreated mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute’, the ‘gentle and the kind’, and for all those who he sees to be on the outside of a harsh and unkind society.
  • He believes he will be abused and mistreated if returned to his war-torn country.
  • This seems to be a sci-fi version of the Fall: subrational creatures turning against their creators, usually because they have a legitimate grude--being mistreated by their creators and masters, and so on. Archive 2008-06-29
  • I hate to see books being mistreated.
  • The avatar customization is embarrassingly low-fi, there's no support for playing your own music from an SD card, and every so often you're mistreated to the grinning, spastic image of Bob Greene, pretending to congratulate you on your incredible accomplishments. Pondering An Effort At Exercise Software
  • How great would it be if all the news anchors and pundits who, in the last month have emoted about their legitimate concern for mistreated children like Caylee Anthony, gave even a fraction of the emotion -- and air time -- to the 15 million children in America who are currently living in poverty? Arianna Huffington: From DSK to BSkyB: Media Takeaways From the Latest Round of Scandals
  • In the past, officers who mistreated prisoners often received a mere slap on the wrist.
  • I don't want a president that has an agenda in favoring a certain race because they may have been mistreated 100 years ago. Schneider: Voters in both states say Obama will be the nominee
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