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ill-use

(ĭl′yo͞oz′)
tr.v. ill-used, ill-us·ing, ill-us·es
To maltreat.
n. (ĭl′yo͞os′)
Unjust or poor treatment; ill-usage.

ill-use

vb
to use badly or cruelly; abuse; maltreat
n
harsh or cruel treatment; abuse

ill-use

(v. ˈɪlˈyuz; n. -ˈyus)

v. -used, -us•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to treat badly or unjustly.
n.
2. Also, ill′-us′age. bad or unjust treatment.
[1835–45]

ill-use


Past participle: ill-used
Gerund: ill-using

Imperative
ill-use
ill-use
Present
I ill-use
you ill-use
he/she/it ill-uses
we ill-use
you ill-use
they ill-use
Preterite
I ill-used
you ill-used
he/she/it ill-used
we ill-used
you ill-used
they ill-used
Present Continuous
I am ill-using
you are ill-using
he/she/it is ill-using
we are ill-using
you are ill-using
they are ill-using
Present Perfect
I have ill-used
you have ill-used
he/she/it has ill-used
we have ill-used
you have ill-used
they have ill-used
Past Continuous
I was ill-using
you were ill-using
he/she/it was ill-using
we were ill-using
you were ill-using
they were ill-using
Past Perfect
I had ill-used
you had ill-used
he/she/it had ill-used
we had ill-used
you had ill-used
they had ill-used
Future
I will ill-use
you will ill-use
he/she/it will ill-use
we will ill-use
you will ill-use
they will ill-use
Future Perfect
I will have ill-used
you will have ill-used
he/she/it will have ill-used
we will have ill-used
you will have ill-used
they will have ill-used
Future Continuous
I will be ill-using
you will be ill-using
he/she/it will be ill-using
we will be ill-using
you will be ill-using
they will be ill-using
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ill-using
you have been ill-using
he/she/it has been ill-using
we have been ill-using
you have been ill-using
they have been ill-using
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ill-using
you will have been ill-using
he/she/it will have been ill-using
we will have been ill-using
you will have been ill-using
they will have been ill-using
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ill-using
you had been ill-using
he/she/it had been ill-using
we had been ill-using
you had been ill-using
they had been ill-using
Conditional
I would ill-use
you would ill-use
he/she/it would ill-use
we would ill-use
you would ill-use
they would ill-use
Past Conditional
I would have ill-used
you would have ill-used
he/she/it would have ill-used
we would have ill-used
you would have ill-used
they would have ill-used
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ill-use - treat badlyill-use - treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
kick around - treat badly; abuse; "They won't have me to kick around any more!"

ill-use

verb
To hurt or injure by maltreatment:
Translations

ill-use

[ˈɪlˈjuːz] VTmaltratar, tratar mal

ill-use

vtschlecht behandeln, schlecht umgehen mit; (physically) → misshandeln

ill

(il) comparative worse (wəːs) : superlative worst (wəːst) adjective
1. not in good health; not well. She was ill for a long time.
2. bad. ill health; These pills have no ill effects.
3. evil or unlucky. ill luck.
adverb
not easily. We could ill afford to lose that money.
noun
1. evil. I would never wish anyone ill.
2. trouble. all the ills of this world.
ill-
badly. ill-equipped; ill-used.
ˈillness noun
a state or occasion of being unwell. There is a lot of illness in the village just now; childhood illnesses.
ˌill-at-ˈease adjective
uncomfortable; embarrassed. She feels ill-at-ease at parties.
ˌill-ˈfated adjective
ending in, or bringing, disaster. an ill-fated expedition.
ˌill-ˈfeeling noun
(an) unkind feeling (towards another person). The two men parted without any ill-feeling(s).
ˌill-ˈmannered / ˌill-ˈbred adjective
having bad manners. He's an ill-mannered young man.
ˌill-ˈtempered / ˌill-ˈnatured adjective
having or showing bad temper. Don't be so ill-natured just because you're tired.
ˌill-ˈtreat verb
to treat badly or cruelly. She often ill-treated her children.
ˌill-ˈtreatment noun
ˌill-ˈuse (-ˈjuːz) verb
to ill-treat.
ˌill-ˈwill noun
unkind feeling. I bear you no ill-will.
be taken ill
to become ill. He was taken ill at the party and was rushed to hospital.
ill means unwell: He was very ill when he had pneumonia .
sick means vomiting or inclined to vomit: He was sick twice in the car ; I feel sick .
References in classic literature ?
I did not, for some weeks, strike, or otherwise violently ill use it; but gradually - very gradually - I came to look upon it with unutterable loathing, and to flee silently from its odious presence, as from the breath of a pestilence.