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Definition of "misused" []

  • Describing something that is used in an incorrect or inappropriate manner. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of misuse. (verb)

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Use "misused" in a sentence
  • ""We just don't want to see the term misused any longer.""
  • "Still, we hear the term misused: an acronym is an abbreviation, but not all abbreviations are acronyms; that is, an acronym is a pronounceable sequence of letters (which might, but do not, necessarily, form a recognizable word) made up of the initial or beginning letters of a name or phrase."
  • "I am careful not to gamble away the integrity of my identity, not to have my name misused."