ill-used

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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-used - of personsill-used - of persons; taken advantage of; "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used"
misused - used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose; "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"
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