mistreatment etymology

English word mistreatment comes from English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.), English treatment

Detailed word origin of mistreatment

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
treatment English (eng) (countable) A treatise; a formal written description or characterization of a subject.. (countable, film) A brief, third-person, present-tense summary of a proposed film.. (obsolete) entertainment; treat. Medical care for an illness or injury.. The process or manner of treating someone or something.. The use of a substance or process to preserve or give particular properties to something.
mistreatment English (eng) Improper treatment, abuse.

Words with the same origin as mistreatment

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse