Synonyms for misappropriation


1. embezzlement, peculation, defalcation, misapplication, misappropriation, larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing
usage: the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
2. misappropriation, borrowing, adoption
usage: wrongful borrowing; "his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"
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