Definition of abusive:
- Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
- Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
- Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
- Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.
- Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
dirty, invective, scurrile, brutal, disgraceful, vitriolic, insulting, corrupt, vituperative, unkind, ripe, inhuman, evil, monstrous, injurious, scornful, harmful, obscene, ignominious, conveyor belt, demeaning, exploitative, light-touch, vituperatory, uncharitable, scurrilous, shameful, black, nurturance, sadistic, rude, hard, ingratiating, indulgent, attack, pitiless, awful, truculent, hateful, contumelious, attitude, blue, offensive, inglorious, opprobrious, brotherly, lenient, crude, foul-mouthed, X-rated, cruel.
- contemptuous (part of speech: adjective)
- violent (part of speech: adjective)
- "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.
- "Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year", E.C. Hartwell.