Definition of Abusive in English :

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Abusive meaning in English

Meaning of Abusive in English

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Abusive

see synonyms of abusive

1. abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous

expressing offensive reproach

2. abusive

characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

Example Sentences:
'abusive punishment'
'argued...that foster homes are abusive'

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Abusive

see synonyms of abusive
adjective
1. 
characterized by insulting or coarse language
2. 
characterized by maltreatment
3. 
incorrectly used; corrupt

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Abusive

see synonyms of abusive
adjective
1. 
involving or characterized by abuse or misuse; abusing; mistreating
2. 
coarse and insulting in language; scurrilous; harshly scolding

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Abusive

see synonyms of abusive
adj.
1. Characterized by improper or wrongful use: abusive utilization of public funds.
2. Using or containing insulting or hurtful language: finally reprimanded the abusive colleague.
3. Causing physical injury to another: abusive punishment.
4. Relating to or practicing sexual abuse.

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