from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. taken advantage of; treated badly; -- of persons.
- adj. Misapplied.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of persons; taken advantage of
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I used to live in a place with lots of feeder and express, and they were ill-used by the middle classes.
Episode's climax is an engagement dinner party to end all scandalous dinner parties, as the Graysons-plus-Emily are interrupted by an enraged and confrontational Jack, who's viewed the tape left under his bed revealing Victoria's affair with the late and ill-used David Clarke.
She had survived, she had avenged herself, she had affirmation, money and power, when so many ill-used women have to struggle through life with nothing.
Each photo showed her a little more bedraggled, a little more ill-used.
Like unpaid interns who devalue the work of their colleagues at the same time that they are ill-used, a wave of philanthropy on the scale envisaged by the coalition would inevitably make some officials wonder why they pay people for tasks a volunteer would do for nothing.
It caught the mood of those of us who felt we were being ill-used by agents of a new reformation.
The third wife was certainly ill-used, as Mauki could see for himself.
Also picking up the pace this week: How I Met Your Mother, introducing a very spirited Jennifer Morrison (so ill-used in recent years on House) in a recurring role as Ted's new sparring partner, Zoey, an activist whose latest cause is protesting the new GNB headquarters Ted is designing from the ruins of a landmark hotel.
It doesn't help that Billie is surrounded by characters as unstable as she is, from Zack's friends to Jensen's frenzied Olivia — which means this wonderful actress is as ill-used here as she was in Ugly Betty.
For a few weeks, The Philanthropist will let a fine if ill-used cast take us on a tour of global hot spots: Nigeria this week, Myanmar the next.
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