Definition of Ill-treatment

1. Noun. Cruel or inhumane treatment. "The child showed signs of physical abuse"

Exact synonyms: Abuse, Ill-usage, Maltreatment
Generic synonyms: Mistreatment
Specialized synonyms: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Persecution, Cruelty, Inhuman Treatment
Derivative terms: Abuse, Ill-treat, Ill-use, Maltreat

Definition of Ill-treatment

1. Noun. bad, unkind or abusive treatment ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill-treatment

ill-treatment (current term)
ill at ease
ill at ease(p)
ill behaved
ill fame
ill health
ill humor
ill humors
ill humour
ill luck

Literary usage of Ill-treatment

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1. The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1901)
"... his brutality, and ill treatment, as long as, perceiving them accompanied by ill-humour, I thought they had in them no portion of hatred ; but the ..."

2. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1905)
"If any of the crew went on shore, they were liable to ill-treatment if they refused to kiss the relics which were offered to them as a test of their ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1821)
"... 1820. in case of any repetition of ill treatment by the said OT to the said MT Case. 12 April. 13 May. Specific performance decreed against the ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... a papal envoy (666), died of ill-treatment, martyrs to their orthodoxy and devotion to the Apostolic See. The first session of the Sixth (Ecumenical ..."

5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1800)
"... and at the fame time to examine •concerning the ill treatment of Sparta by ... ill treatment ..."

6. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1890)
"I was a few days ago honored with yours of the 18th ulto., inclosing the depositions of several inhabitants and civil officers, respecting ill treatment ..."

7. Chinese Immigration in Its Social and Economical Aspects by George Frederick Seward (1881)
"The "root " of the ill- treatment of the Chinese. Native Americans responsible. American race intolerance. Mr. Swift's views. ..."

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