maltreatment


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mal·treat

 (măl-trēt′)
tr.v. mal·treat·ed, mal·treat·ing, mal·treats
To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse. See Synonyms at abuse.

mal·treat′ment n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maltreatment - cruel or inhumane treatmentmaltreatment - cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
mistreatment - the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"
child abuse - the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children
child neglect - failure of caretakers to provide adequate emotional and physical care for a child
persecution - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
cruelty, inhuman treatment - a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
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maltreatment

noun abuse, bullying, mistreatment, injury, harm, ill-treatment, rough handling, ill-usage Two thousand prisoners died as a result of maltreatment.
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maltreatment

noun
Physically harmful treatment:
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Translations
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maltreatment

[mælˈtriːtmənt] Nmaltrato m, maltratamiento m, malos tratos mpl
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maltreatment

[ˌmælˈtriːtmənt] n [prisoner, woman, child] → mauvais traitement mmalt vinegar nvinaigre m de maltmalt whisky nwhisky m pur malt
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maltreatment

nschlechte Behandlung; (violent) → Misshandlung f
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maltreatment

[ˌmælˈtriːtmənt] nmaltrattamento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

maltreatment

n (form) maltrato, abuso; child — maltrato infantil, maltrato a (los) niños; elder — maltrato a (las) personas mayores, maltrato a (los) adultos mayores (Amer); physical — maltrato físico; psychological — maltrato psicológico; sexual — maltrato sexual
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References in classic literature ?
They likewise ascertained from various signs, that this party had suffered some maltreatment from the Indians.
For two years his faith was spurned, his zeal denied recognition, his charities taken in ill part, and he remained a prisoner to one of the cruelest tribes of the Nyambarra, the object of every species of maltreatment. But still he went on teaching, instructing, and praying.
I was always sensitive to the maltreatment of books; I could not bear to see a book faced down or dogs-eared or broken-backed.
He could not believe that a sane editor could be guilty of such maltreatment, and his favorite hypothesis was that his poems must have been doctored by the office boy or the stenographer.
The coast is so very rugged that to attempt to walk in that direction requires continued scrambling up and down over the sharp rocks of mica-slate; and as for the woods, our faces, hands, and shin-bones all bore witness to the maltreatment we received, in merely attempting to penetrate their forbidden recesses.
"Naturally, myself a tramp, the tenor of the article was a protest against the maltreatment of the tramp.
Imagine the ship herself, with every pulse and artery of her huge body swollen and bursting under this maltreatment, sworn to go on or die.
Rosa still appealed to the Supreme Court contending that her maltreatment of Ronnie was an act of discipline which she as a school teacher could reasonably do for the development of the child.
More than 3.4 million children were the subject of a child maltreatment investigation or alternative response in the United States during 2016.
He said that the better way to protect the child from maltreatment, exploitation neglect and violence it was necessary to invest in child protection systems at every level.
Islamabad -- The Foreign Office had lodged a protest against the 'harassment and maltreatment' of guests that were invited for iftar by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi last week.