What does abusive mean?

Definitions for abusive
əˈbyu sɪvabu·sive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abusive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abusive, opprobrious, scurrilousadjective

    expressing offensive reproach

  2. abusiveadjective

    characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

    "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"

Wiktionary

  1. abusiveadjective

    Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.

    I am ... necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. - Fuller

    Etymology: First attested in the 1530's. See abusif, from abusivus, corresponding to

  2. abusiveadjective

    Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.

    Etymology: First attested in the 1530's. See abusif, from abusivus, corresponding to

  3. abusiveadjective

    Being physically injurious.

    Etymology: First attested in the 1530's. See abusif, from abusivus, corresponding to

  4. abusiveadjective

    Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.

    Etymology: First attested in the 1530's. See abusif, from abusivus, corresponding to

  5. abusiveadjective

    Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.

    Etymology: First attested in the 1530's. See abusif, from abusivus, corresponding to

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abusiveadjective

    wrongly used; perverted; misapplied

  2. Abusiveadjective

    given to misusing; also, full of abuses

  3. Abusiveadjective

    practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow

  4. Abusiveadjective

    containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous

  5. Abusiveadjective

    tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abusive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abusive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of abusive in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Vince Vaughn:

    I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars, we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting, it's about the ability of the individual. It's the same reason we have freedom of speech.

  3. An NBA spokesperson:

    Based on attempts to include violent, abusive and hateful messages on personalized The NBA jerseys, the personalization feature has been disabled on NBAStore.com, fanatics, the operator of our online store, isconducting a further review to establish appropriate safeguards and ensure that this feature is not used to promote violence, hate or abuse of any kind. The NBA REVERSES, ALLOWS FREEHONGKONG TO BE PRINTED ON CUSTOM GEAR FOLLOWING BACKLASH Some of the leagues critics previously pointed out amid the.

  4. App Association:

    Allowing Qualcomm to continue abusing its (patents) and its wireless chipset monopoly any longer will irreparably harm opportunities for small businesses in the app and internet of things marketplace and would encourage further abusive behavior in (patent) licensing widely.

  5. Wai Ling Yeung:

    There is a line between whether he's been abusive to students and whether he has a right to freedom to express himself on a topic which is widely discussed.

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