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Synonyms for abusive
əˈbyu sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous(adj)

    expressing offensive reproach

    Synonyms:
    scurrilous, opprobrious, inglorious, shameful, disgraceful, black, ignominious

    Antonyms:
    harmless, unoffending, inoffensive

  2. abusive(adj)

    characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

    "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"

    Synonyms:
    opprobrious, scurrilous

    Antonyms:
    harmless, inoffensive, unoffending

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abusive

    Synonyms:
    insulting, insolent, offensive, opprobrious, reproachful, vituperative, rude, denunciatory, scurrilous

    Antonyms:
    respectful, kind, panegyrical, laudatory, attentive

Editors Contribution

  1. thersitical

    scurrilous; foulmouthed; grossly abusive.

    these he lists in language so richly thersitical that his english translator, likely herring himself, must have strained his vocabulary to its limits to do it justice.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abusive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    reproachful, opprobrious, scurrilous, ribald, contumelious, vituperative, condemnatory, damnatory, invective, calumnious, denunciatory, insulting, insolent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abusive(a)

    Synonyms:
    reviling, scurrilous, opprobrious, reproachful, vituperative, insulting, rffensive, contumelious, outrageous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abusive":

    undue, improper, unfair, insulting, exploitative, vexatious, violent, abuse, arbitrary, offensive, extortionate

How to pronounce abusive?

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How to say abusive in sign language?

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How to use abusive in a sentence?

  1. South Korea transport ministry:

    As it has been confirmed that (Heather) Cho raised her voice and used abusive language as testified by some flight crew members and passengers, we will report her to the prosecution for potential violation of aviation safety law.

  2. Leah Remini:

    Handmaiden’s Tale. i don't hold anything against Elisabeth Moss other than Elisabeth Moss's continuing to support a group that is abusive and destroying families. ... That's for Elisabeth Moss to learn — just as I needed to learn it.

  3. Penn Badgley:

    The point of my comment was not to confess a personal trauma, i was speaking about the way emotional and physical boundaries are violated for someone in the public eye, who is seen as an object of desire. Depending on so many factors, it can range from conscious abuse to something very unconscious -- and that is the point I was making, cautiously, in the context of a conversation about fanaticism and cultural norms which support manipulative or abusive behavior. These are the same norms which support predatory men, but not exclusively predatory men. They affect, and infect, us all.

  4. Senate Republican:

    The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the President committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor. Yes, he did, corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine.

  5. Rachel Bien:

    Many of the most abusive internships involving low-level tasks and grunt-type work are plainly illegal under this standard.


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