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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misusedadjective

    used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose

    "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"

    Antonyms:
    used, utilized, utilised, in use

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "misused":

    abused, diverted, hijacked, abuse, misappropriated

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  1. Emeasoba George:

    There are three unquestionable and deciding factors that determine the beginning, the future and the end of all things including humans. Guess what they are? First and foremost among them is God who has the final say. And that's why, humans do propose their plans. But, God do dispose them unannounced. The second is time which can never be recycled when misused or lost by anyone. But, when it is utilized expected or maximum result will be the case. The last but not the least among them is destiny which is divine and meant to prevail over every human life. And just because of its divinity, it's ever unstoppable. I mean, no human can manipulate his or her destiny QED.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Drugs: All drugs should be illegal, except for the drugs that are prescribed and administered to you in just ways, and no drugs should ever be misused, abused.

  3. Tracy Miner:

    Opioids can be misused.

  4. Lindsay LaSalle:

    Almost all of the increases in overdose deaths are attributed to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, not pharmaceutical fentanyl that has been misused or diverted. And we know that because the number of prescriptions for pharmaceutical fentanyl has remained relatively stable over the past decade, whereas seizures of illicitly manufactured fentanyl has skyrocketed, so it really is due to illicitly manufactured fentanyl that is entering the market and that is essentially being mixed with heroin so that Lindsay LaSalle have an adulterated product that people aren't aware of, so their risk of overdose increases substantially.

  5. House Democrats:

    This information comes on the heels of reporting that OSC is also looking into Secretary Pompeo's stated commitment to rush out more of Hillary Clinton's emails by Election Day and as the Secretary has misused State Department resources on his speech tour of swing states, as we get closer to both this year's election and Secretary Pompeo own inevitable return to electoral politics, Secretary Pompeo has grown even more brazen in misusing the State Department and the taxpayer dollars that fund State Department as vehicles for the Administration's, and Secretary Pompeo own, political ambitions.

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  • سوء الاستعمالArabic

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