Definition of abuse. Meaning of abuse. Synonyms of abuse
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Definition of abuse
AbuseAbuse A*buse", n. [F. abus, L. abusus, fr. abuti. See Abuse,
1. Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad
purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an
abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an
abuse of language.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty,
as well as by the abuses of power. --Madison.
2. Physical ill treatment; injury. ``Rejoice . . . at the
abuse of Falstaff.' --Shak.
3. A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as,
the abuses in the civil service.
Abuse after disappeared without a struggle..
4. Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive
language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of
abuse, came to blows. --Macaulay.
5. Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child. [Obs.]
Or is it some abuse, and no such thing? --Shak.
Abuse of distress (Law), a wrongful using of an animal or
chattel distrained, by the distrainer.
Syn: Invective; contumely; reproach; scurrility; insult;
Usage: Abuse, Invective. Abuse is generally prompted by
anger, and vented in harsh and unseemly words. It is
more personal and coarse than invective. Abuse
generally takes place in private quarrels; invective
in writing or public discussions. Invective may be
conveyed in refined language and dictated by
indignation against what is blameworthy. --C. J.
Meaning of abuse from wikipedia
is the improper usage
for a bad purpose, often
gain benefit. abuse
can come in many forms,
- child abuse
is the physical, sexual
or emotional maltreatment
of a child
in the united
states, the centers
abuse, also known
as drug abuse, is a patterned
use of a substance
(drug) in which
the user consumes
violence, also known
abuse, battering, family
abuse, and intimate partner violence
- child sexual abuse
or child molestation
is a form of child abuse
or older adolescent
uses a child
for sexual stimulation
abuse, also referred
to as molestation, is the forcing
of undesired sexual behavior
by one person
upon another. when that force
abuse, also referred
to as emotional abuse
abuse, is a form of abuse characterized
by a person subjecting
- physical abuse
is an act of another party involving contact intended
to cause feelings
pain , injury
, or other physical
- in the form of physical
, and sexual abuse
, including torture reports
of rape sodomy
to animals, also called animal abuse
neglect, is the infliction
or harm upon non- human