the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother

Derivationally related forms: ↑mistreat
Hypernyms: ↑practice, ↑pattern

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • mistreatment — See mistreat. * * * …   Universalium

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