misused : Definition, Usages, News and More
- v apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly
- v change the inherent purpose or function of something
The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers
- a used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose
misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents
- Waxman likes to point out that the House took 140 hours of sworn testimony to get to the bottom of whether Clinton had misused the White House Christmas-card list for political .
- 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.
- Sarah Woodruff is an enigmatic local governess, said to be pining for a French soldier who has misused her.
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in Bloomberg
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."
- President Bush in Baltimore Sun
Bush praised the bill for protecting "our citizens from having genetic information misused."
- Sir Alex Ferguson in The Guardian
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...