Misuse

usgb/ˌmɪsˈjuːs/Volume
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Context MattersPlay
Identify the context to avoid misuse; some words have specific meanings in different fields. SlideUsing 'literally' in a non-literal context is a misuse causing confusion.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Misuse' often implies harmful or unethical practices. SlideMisuse of personal data could lead to privacy breaches.
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Accidental or IntentionalPlay
Misuse can be accidental due to ignorance or intentional as in cases of fraud. SlideHe unwittingly misused the term, causing offense.