Definition of Misuse:

  1. Use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.

  2. The wrong or improper use of something.

  3. Improper, unforeseeable, or unintended use of a good, substance, privilege, or right.

Synonyms of Misuse

Put to wrong use, Misapply, Misemploy, Embezzle, Use fraudulently, Wrong use, Misemployment, Embezzlement, Fraud, Abuse, Active use, Adulterate, Adulteration, Alloy, Appliance, Application, Barbarism, Befoul, Befouling, Bias, Bleed, Bleed white, Canker, Catachresis, Cheapen, Clerical error, Coarsen, Color, Confound, Consumption, Contaminate, Contamination, Convert, Corrigendum, Corrupt, Corruption, Debase, Debauch, Defalcate, Defile, Defilement, Deflower, Degenerate, Degrade, Denature, Deprave, Desecrate, Despoil, Devalue, Distort, Diversion, Divert, Diverting, Do amiss, Drain, Embezzle, Employ, Employment, Envenoming, Erratum, Error, Exercise, Exertion, Exploit, Failure, False coloring, Fault, Faute, Festering, Foul, Fouling, Garble, Good use, Hard usage, Hard use, Human error, Ill use, Ill-treat, Ill-use, Impose upon, Infect, Infection, Infelicity, Make use of, Maladminister, Malapropism, Maltreat, Manipulate, Milk, Misapplication, Misapply, Misapprehension, Misappropriate, Misappropriation, Miscalculation, Miscall, Miscarriage, Miscite, Misconception, Misconduct, Misconstruction, Misconstrue, Miscount, Misdeal, Misdirect, Misdirection, Misemploy, Misemployment, Misfield, Mishandle, Misidentification, Misinterpret, Misinterpretation, Misjudgment, Mismanage, Misplay, Misprint, Misquotation, Misquote, Misread, Misrender, Misreport, Misrepresent, Misrepresentation, Miss, Misspell, Misstatement, Mistake, Mistreat, Mistreatment, Misunderstanding, Misusage, Outrage, Peculate, Perversion, Pervert, Pilfer, Play on, Poison, Poisoning, Pollute, Pollution, Presume upon, Profane, Prostitute, Prostitution, Ravage, Ravish, Rough usage, Slant, Slanting, Solecism, Strain, Straining, Stroke, Suck dry, Suppuration, Taint, Take advantage of, Torture, Torturing, Twist, Typo, Typographical error, Ulcerate, Usage, Use, Use ill, Using up, Varnish, Violate, Vitiate, Vitiation, Vulgarize, Warp, Work on, Work upon, Wrong use

How to use Misuse in a sentence?

  1. He was found guilty of misusing public funds.
  2. Drugs of such potency that their misuse can have dire consequences.

Meaning of Misuse & Misuse Definition