V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; precursory measures

Misuse.

[Antonyms: use.]

[Nouns] misuse, misusage, misemployment, misapplication, misappropriation.

abuse, profanation, prostitution, desecration; waste [more].

[Verbs] misuse, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate.

desecrate, abuse, profane, prostitute: waste [more]; overtask, overtax, overwork: squander [more].

cut blocks with a razor, employ a steam engine to crack a nut; catch at a straw.

[Adjectives] misused.

[Phrases] ludere cum sacris.

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