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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maltreatment, ill-treatment, ill-usage, abusenoun

    cruel or inhumane treatment

    "the child showed signs of physical abuse"

    ill-treatment, contumely, vilification, insult, revilement, ill-usage, misuse, abuse

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  1. maltreatmentnoun

    abuse, ill treatment, bad treatment

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  1. maltreatmentnoun


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  1. List of paraphrases for "maltreatment":

    ill-treatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill-treated, illtreatment

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  1. Catherine Bradshaw:

    It is particularly novel that they found bullying is a greater source of mental health problems than maltreatment.

  2. Jacinto Paras:

    Those who have been running away, complaining of abuses and maltreatment, they can be free to return.

  3. Katie McLaughlin:

    This study suggests that child maltreatment and trauma not only predict greater likelihood of developing depression and a more chronic course of depression, but also reduced likelihood of responding to antidepressant medication treatment.

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