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mistreatment

Line breaks: mis|treat¦ment
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪsˈtriːtm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of mistreatment in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of mistreating or fact of being mistreated; ill-treatment: the alleged mistreatment of the animals that perform in those shows
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  • There is no reminiscing on evidence of any social mistreatment or racial abuse.
  • Reports of mistreatment have surfaced recently from detainees, released after a year in custody without charge.
  • She called on ministers to boost protection for women, after a report showed widespread mistreatment of pregnant staff by employers.
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