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1. maltreatment

noun. ['mælˈtriːtmənt'] cruel or inhumane treatment.

Synonyms

  • persecution
  • mistreatment
  • ill-usage
  • inhuman treatment
  • cruelty
  • ill-treatment
  • child abuse
  • child neglect

Etymology

  • mal- (English)
  • mal- (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • treatment (English)
  • -ment (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Maltreatment

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Example sentences of the word maltreatment


1. Noun, singular or mass
Many children suffered from more than one form of maltreatment.

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