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Definitions and Synonyms of abusive | Another word for abusive | What is abusive?

Definition 1: characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abusive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • abusive punishment
  • argued...that foster homes are abusive

(abusive is similar to ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

Definition 2: expressing offensive reproach - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for abusive in the sense of this definition

(abusive is similar to ...) causing anger or annoyance

"offensive remarks"

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