ill-treatment

Definitions of ill-treatment
  1. noun
    cruel or inhumane treatment
    synonyms: abuse, ill-usage, maltreatment
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    child abuse
    the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children
    child neglect
    failure of caretakers to provide adequate emotional and physical care for a child
    persecution
    the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
    cruelty, inhuman treatment
    a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
    impalement
    the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
    oppression, subjugation
    the act of subjugating by cruelty
    pogrom
    organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)
    rendition
    handing over prisoners to countries where torture is allowed
    torture, torturing
    the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
    atrocity, inhumanity
    an act of atrocious cruelty
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    mistreatment
    the practice of treating (someone or something) badly
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