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Definitions and Synonyms of maltreatment | Another word for maltreatment | What is maltreatment?

Definition 1: cruel or inhumane treatment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where maltreatment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the child showed signs of physical abuse

Synonyms for maltreatment in the sense of this definition

(maltreatment is a kind of ...) the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

"he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"

(... is a kind of maltreatment ) the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children

(... is a kind of maltreatment ) failure of caretakers to provide adequate emotional and physical care for a child

(... is a kind of maltreatment ) the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

(... is a kind of maltreatment ) a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering

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