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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-byoo-sij]
    • /əˈbyu sɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-byoo-sij]
    • /əˈbyu sɪdʒ/

Definitions of abusage word

  • noun abusage wrong or improper use 3
  • noun abusage improper use of words; unidiomatic or ungrammatical language. 1
  • noun abusage (obsolete) Abuse. (Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.). 1
  • noun abusage Improper or incorrect use of language. 0

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Origin of abusage

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50; abuse + -age

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Parts of speech for Abusage


abusage popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

abusage usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abusage

noun abusage

  • harm — a U.S. air-to-surface missile designed to detect and destroy radar sites by homing on their emissions.
  • maltreatment — to treat or handle badly, cruelly, or roughly; abuse: to maltreat a prisoner.
  • mistreatment — to treat badly or abusively.
  • prostitution — the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money.
  • waste — to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste money; to waste words.

Antonyms for abusage

noun abusage

  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.

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