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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. District Attorney Deb Ryan:

    Parents place enormous trust in the people who care for their children, and when that is broken, it has lasting effects on families the community, the defendant’s callous treatment of three toddlers was abusive and criminal, and my office will seek justice for the victims.

  2. Lauren Rogers:

    I wanted to make up for not being there for (my brother) and be there for this woman who was trying to protect people like him in the church, excommunication needs to done away with. I think it’s an abusive practice ... and it’s a tool the church uses to silence people.

  3. Ed Hochuli:

    He got in my face in an aggressive manner and used abusive language. As for the hit, we did not think that it rose to the level of roughing the passer.

  4. The FA:

    A comment posted on the Manchester United striker’s Instagram page was insulting, abusive, improper and brought the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1, the post also constitutes an ‘aggravated breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin.

  5. Eric Adams:

    We are not going back to the policing that I fought to change, we won't go back to abusive policing.


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