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English noun: misapplication

1. misapplication (act) wrong use or application

Broader (hypernym)application, practical application

2. misapplication (act) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

Synonymsdefalcation, embezzlement, misappropriation, peculation

Broader (hypernym)larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving

Narrower (hyponym)plunderage, raid

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