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Synonyms for abusive
əˈbyu sɪvabu·sive

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. abusive

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

    Antonyms:
    respectful, kind, panegyrical, laudatory, attentive

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abusiveadjective

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

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  1. abusiveadjective

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

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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. Human Rights Watch:

    The Human Rights Watch deployment of border agents on horseback against Haitian migrants on September 19, 2021, stems from abusive and racially discriminatory immigration policies by the administration of President Joe Biden.

  3. Deborah Tuerkheimer:

    Criminal convictions are final, and science moves on, abusive head trauma.

  4. Eric Adams:

    When you look at the Democratic Party and you're doing an analysis, you find very few people have ever been part of law enforcement, and we have demonized public protection in this city and country because we have too many abusive officers who are allowed to stay in our agency. But at the same time, we have ignored the problems that fed violence in our country, and I say we need to stop doing that.

  5. 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.


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