Definition of Ill-treated

1. Adjective. Subjected to cruel treatment. "An abused wife"

Exact synonyms: Abused, Maltreated, Mistreated
Similar to: Battered
Antonyms: Unabused



Definition of Ill-treated

1. Verb. (past of ill-treat) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill-treated

ill-naturedly
ill-naturedness
ill-omened
ill-prepared
ill-proportioned
ill-repute
ill-shapen
ill-sorted
ill-starred
ill-suited
ill-tempered
ill-thewed
ill-timed
ill-timed(a)
ill-treat
ill-treated (current term)
ill-treating
ill-treatment
ill-treats
ill-usage
ill-use
ill-used
ill-will
ill at ease
ill at ease(p)
ill behaved
ill fame
ill health
ill humor
ill humors

Literary usage of Ill-treated

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come by John Bunyan (1806)
"The pilgrims arrive at the town of Vanity, where they are ill treated, — Yielding suffering himself to be drawn aside, dies suddenly, — Having left the town ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1889)
"This paper is intended to show the attitude of Michigan to this class of children (the ill-treated), and especially to call attention to some new ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"of them, however, Henry de Bray broc [qv] ' that the offence remained unavenged, she was captured, ill-treated by the soldiers, and taunted the apostle by ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"This year Mr. Murphy, having thought himself ill-treated by the reverend Dr. Franklin, who was one of the writers of the Critical Review, published an ..."

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