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Definition of Misuse

Misuse

  1. To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents.
  2. To abuse; to treat ill.
  3. Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use.
  4. Violence, or its effects.

Misuse Quotations

Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.
Pope John Paul II

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.
Ted Nugent

We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
Ron Lewis

Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.
Philip K. Dick

The people who misuse the Sabbath lose the blessings of spiritual food and growth promised to those who keep this commandment.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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Misuse Translations

misuse in Spanish is mal uso
misuse in Swedish is missbruka, missbruk
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