Synonyms for misappropriation
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- 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"