HyperDic: abusive

English > 2 senses of the word abusive:
ADJECTIVEallabusive, opprobrious, scurrilousexpressing offensive reproach
allabusivecharacterized by physical or psychological maltreatment
abusive > pronunciation
Soundsahbyuw'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > abusive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExpressing offensive reproach.
Synonymsopprobrious, scurrilous
BroaderoffensiveCausing anger / anger or annoyance
Spanishdifamatorio, injurioso, insultante, irrespetuoso, ultrajante
Catalandifamatori, injuriós, insolent, insultant, irrespectuós, ultratjant
Verbsabuseuse foul or abusive language towards
English > abusive: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by physical or psychological maltreatment.
Examples
  • "abusive punishment"
  • "argued...that foster homes are abusive"
BroaderharmfulCausing or capable of causing harm
Spanishabusivo
Catalanabusiu
Adverbsabusivelyin an abusive manner
Verbsabusetreat badly

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