[ UK /mɪsjˈuːzd/ ]
[ US /mɪsˈjuzd/ ]
  1. used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose
    misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents
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How To Use misused In A Sentence

  • You can see how, unscrutinised, it can be misused. Times, Sunday Times
  • A leaked document highlights how taxpayers' cash could be misused by terror groups or criminal gangs. The Sun
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  • But perhaps the best example is the Senate's rulebook, which is rarely reformed, and so increasingly misused. A single shot at Senate reform
  • is often used instead of "drug abuse" to make clear that substances such as alcohol and tobacco can be just as harmfully misused as heroin and cocaine.
  • As a result those differences have been misnamed and misused in the service of separation and confusion.
  • It is also, however, an approach that can be, and has been, misused by totalitarian regimes.
  • Furthermore, minerals refuse to be misused again.
  • It is argued that the terms valence, covalence, hypervalence, oxidation state, and coordination number are often confused and misused in the literature.
  • One of the problems in the current subsidy system is that large amounts of subsidised products are misused or wasted.
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