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See French abusif, from Latin abusivus

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  • IPA: /əˈbuːsɪv/

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Abusive (comparative more Abusive, superlative most Abusive)

Positive
Abusive

Comparative
more Abusive

Superlative
most Abusive

  1. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
    I am ... necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. - Fuller
  2. (archaic) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
    • The abusive prerogatives of his see. - Hallam
  3. Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
  4. Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
    • An abusive lampoon. - Samuel Johnson A dictionary of the English language
  5. (obsolete) Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.

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abusive f.

  1. Feminine plural form of abusivoar:abusive

et:abusive el:abusive fr:abusive it:abusive hu:abusive pt:abusive fi:abusive te:abusive tr:abusive vi:abusive

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