Definition of abusive :
1. Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
2. Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
3. Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
4. Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.
5. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
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contemptuous (part of speech: adjective)
violent (part of speech: adjective)
- In reply to my remarks a member, by the name of B. F. Moore, from Tuolumne County, took occasion to make an abusive attack on me. - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
- Some of them I intended to be dignified, some of them were abusive; in some I kept the cheque, but in most of them I sent it back; in one I enclosed it with the words, " you will find the cheque you were good enough to offer me;" that was the first I wrote, for I was quite incapable of even thanking him until the labours of the imposition which I had set myself began to tell upon me. - "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
- He said many harsh and abusive words 10 to the teacher, and even cursed him; but the only reply the teacher made was, " Friend, may the Lord have mercy on you." - "Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year", E.C. Hartwell.