misused misused  /mɪs ˈ juzd/


  • (adj) used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose


  1. Iraq has a clear case that under this past inspection regime unfortunately it was misused for purposes other than set out by the Security Council resolution.
  2. Sarah Woodruff is an enigmatic local governess, said to be pining for a French soldier who has misused her.
  3. The southern state, which owns the copyright, says the ban is the only way to keep the book from being misused by the far right.


  1. U.S. sues pension trustees of Revstone subsidiaries; company seeks permission to sell auto parts subsidiary for $54.4M

    Hazel Bradford Pensions & Investments - The Department of Labor is suing pension trustees of two subsidiaries of Southfield-based Revstone Industries LLC and an investment adviser to recover $4.9 million in defined benefit plan assets that the agency claims were misused. Meanwhile, Revstone reportedly has received a $54.4 million offer from a Shiloh Industries Inc. subsidiary for its auto parts ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Crain's Detroit Business

  2. Decision expected on Gessler ethics complaint

    A Colorado ethics panel is expected to rule whether Republican Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler misused state funds for political events.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

  3. Police Investigating Claims of Theft, Official Misconduct

    LEXINGTON, Tenn.- Lexington police confirmed they are investigating two of the city's aldermen after a complaint the pair misused city equipment and property.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBBJ TV


  1. Bush "took the authority that I and others gave him and he misused it, and I regret that deeply," Clinton said in Davenport. "He went with an ill-conceived plan and an incompetently executed strategy."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Bloomberg

  2. Bush praised the bill for protecting "our citizens from having genetic information misused."
    on May 21, 2005 By: President Bush Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "We talk about world-class playersand I think that's a misused quote a lot of the time but, when you see his performances of late, you know you're talking about a really world-class player," Ferguson said. "I always said to him that to be a...
    on Feb 18, 2010 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: The Guardian

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