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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.

Synonyms:

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.

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