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Synonyms for abusive
əˈbyu sɪvabu·sive

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abusive

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

    Antonyms:
    respectful, kind, panegyrical, laudatory, attentive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abusive, opprobrious, scurrilousadjective

    expressing offensive reproach

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

    Antonyms:
    harmless, unoffending, inoffensive

  2. abusiveadjective

    characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

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

    Synonyms:
    opprobrious, scurrilous

    Antonyms:
    harmless, inoffensive, unoffending

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. abusiveadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abusiveadjective

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

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How to use abusive in a sentence?

  1. Rachel Bien:

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

  2. Dohme Hill:

    My message to anyone hiding in silence...If you are currently being abused, know that you are not alone, and it is not your fault, please reach out to your local domestic violence center for assistance on how to safely end the relationship, because ending an abusive relationship can be very dangerous.

  3. Guy Rosen:

    This is a bug in an anti-spam system, unrelated to any change in our content moderator workforce, we've restored all the posts that were incorrectly removed, which included posts on all topics - not just those related to COVID-19. This was an issue with an automated system that removes links to abusive websites, but incorrectly removed a lot of other posts too.

  4. John Alan:

    [Pearl Fernandez was] violent, abusive and neglected her children even before she met Isauro. Even her own family considered her a danger to her children.

  5. Shia LaBeouf:

    I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.

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