- N-UNCOUNTIll-treatment is harsh or cruel treatment.
In spite of our worldwide campaign, ill-treatment of animals remains commonplace...
The victims had either died as a result of their ill-treatment or had been left crippled.Syn:
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ill treatment — ill treatment, or ill treat|ment «IHL TREET muhnt», noun. bad or cruel treatment; harm; abuse: »... an assurance by Mr. Sandys that he could find nothing to support allegations of torture or any sort of ill treatment (Norman Shrapnel). SYNONYM(S) … Useful english dictionary
ill-treatment — n. cruel or inhumane treatment. Syn: maltreatment, ill usage, abuse. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ill-treatment — I (misuse) noun ill usage, ill use, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage II (oppression) noun abuse, bullying, intimidation, malice, outrage, persecution, tyranny, viciousness, victimization associated concepts: ill treatment of… … Law dictionary
ill treatment — index abuse (physical misuse), injury, misusage, misuse, molestation, oppression Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
ill-treatment — noun VERB + ILL TREATMENT ▪ suffer PHRASES ▪ ill treatment at sb s hands ▪ They suffered ill treatment at the hands of the guards … Collocations dictionary
ill-treatment — noun cruel or inhumane treatment the child showed signs of physical abuse • Syn: ↑maltreatment, ↑ill usage, ↑abuse • Derivationally related forms: ↑abuse (for: ↑abuse), ↑ … Useful english dictionary
ill-treatment — noun bad, unkind or abusive treatment … Wiktionary
ill-treatment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Physically harmful treatment: abuse, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage. See HELP … English dictionary for students
ill-treatment — poor treatment, abuse … English contemporary dictionary
ill-treatment — noun see ill treat … New Collegiate Dictionary