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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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- su****ions that Bundy might have been fathered by Louise's own violent, abusive father, Samuel Cowell, but no material evidence has ever been cited to...
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- century, though the usage in earlier times of 13th century wasn't with abusive intent. The word **** is the oldest of words in use with early references...
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