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Definition of Abusive

Abusive
Abusive A*bu"sive, a. [Cf. F. abusif, fr. L. abusivus.] 1. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied. I am . . . necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. --Fuller. 2. Given to misusing; also, full of abuses. [Archaic] ``The abusive prerogatives of his see.' --Hallam. 3. Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow. 4. Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous. ``An abusive lampoon.' --Johnson. 5. Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating. [Obs.] ``An abusive treaty.' --Bacon. Syn: Reproachful; scurrilous; opprobrious; insolent; insulting; injurious; offensive; reviling.

Meaning of Abusive from wikipedia

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- Abusive supervision is most commonly studied in the context of the workplace, although it can arise in other areas such as in the household and at school...
- Abusive power and control (also controlling behavior and coercive control) is commonly used by an abusive person to gain and maintain power and control...
- disorder. It is often ****ociated with situations of power imbalance in abusive relationships, and may include bullying, gaslighting, and abuse in the...
- behavior causing injury, trauma, or other physical suffering or bodily harm. Abusive acts toward children can often result from parents' attempts at child discipline...
- disproving their argument. The term "ad hominem" is sometimes used to refer to abusive language which is not directly connected to an argument over a particular...
- According to Steven Pinker, there are five possible functions of swearing: Abusive swearing, intended to offend, intimidate or otherwise cause emotional or...
- behavior in an abusive relationship. The phrase is also used more generally to describe any set of conditions which perpetuate abusive and dysfunctional...
- The use of abusive language to another person is illegal in a small number of U.S. states. Offenders are typically charged with this offense in conjunction...
- Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is the use of a drug in amounts or by methods which are harmful to the individual or others. It is a form of...
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