- IPA: /əˈbuːsɪv/
AdjectiveModificarAbusive (comparative more Abusive, superlative most Abusive)
- Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
- I am ... necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. - Fuller
- (archaic) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
- The abusive prerogatives of his see. - Hallam
- Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
- Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
- An abusive lampoon. - Samuel Johnson A dictionary of the English language
- (obsolete) Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.
- An abusive treaty. - Francis Bacon
- reproachful; scurrilous; opprobrious; insolent; insulting; injurious; offensive; reviling; berating; vituperative
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