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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Improper or incorrect use of language.

Usage examples (6)
  • The Grammarphobia Blog » Blog Archive » When abusage becomes usage
  • You also need to bear in mind that staff using Facebook is the pleasant face of web usage or abusage.
  • With all their profundity and gravitas, they have striven hard to sanitize all abusage in application yet, pitiably, they seemed to have been overwhelmed by the...
  • On a round table, the velvet cover of which showed marks of usage and abusage, there were scattered books and writing materials; and my editorial instinct suddenly... for more
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