abusively


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

a·bu·sive

 (ə-byo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Characterized by improper or wrongful use: abusive utilization of public funds.
2. Using or containing insulting or hurtful language: finally reprimanded the abusive colleague.
3. Causing physical injury to another: abusive punishment.
4. Relating to or practicing sexual abuse.

a·bu′sive·ly adv.
a·bu′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.abusively - in an abusive mannerabusively - in an abusive manner; "he behaved abusively toward his children"
Translations
بِبَذَاءَة، بِإهَانَة
sprostěurážlivě
fornærmendegroft
becsmérlõensértõen
svívirîilega
hanlivo
hakaret edici şekilde

abusively

[əbˈjuːsɪvlɪ] ADV [speak, refer] → de manera insultante or desconsiderada

abusively

adv refer tobeleidigend; to shout/scream abusively at somebodyjdm Beleidigungen zurufen/entgegenschreien

abusively

[əbˈjuːsɪvlɪ] advoffensivamente

abuse

(əˈbjuːz) verb
1. to use wrongly, usually with harmful results. She abused her privileges by taking too long a holiday.
2. to insult or speak roughly to. She abused the servants.
(əˈbjuːs) noun
1. insulting language. He shouted abuse at her.
2. the wrong use of something. This toy has been subjected to a lot of abuse.
aˈbusive (-siv) adjective
using insulting language. He wrote an abusive letter to the manager.
aˈbusively adverb
aˈbusiveness noun
References in periodicals archive ?
While Taseer was considered a deviant for his beliefs, so was former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was abusively described as the keeper of graves and a 'lap dog' who stood cheek to cheek with Hillary Clinton.
The American, son of co-owner Tom Hicks, became embroiled in controversy yesterday when it emerged he had responded abusively when one supporter contacted him directly about the state of the club and their finances.
I was abusively beaten while running through the alleyway to the outer prison yard.
After about six minutes Gerrard returned to the victim and allegedly confronted him abusively.
He was charged yesterday following an incident in November last year in Delves Lane, where he is accused of behaving abusively towards an Asian member of the community.
With GFI MailArchiver, management can also keep tabs on employee's emails if individuals are suspected of using company email abusively or with malicious intent.
When officers decided she should be removed from the area, she began threatening them and behaving abusively.
Porthmadog are appealing against the FAW's decision to fine them pounds 13,200 and dock them three points after a fan behaved abusively last December.
He endeavoured to demonstrate this by ranting abusively, hurling himself at any poor girl who crossed his path "I've been in recovery longer than you" competition with Sophie before calling her a c***.
Of course, they hadn't heard about it, as our abusively liberal media had decided that this was not news.
The man got off his bike and allegedly spoke abusively towards the woman before pulling her wing mirror off.
I think the kits are a good idea if it will catch the people who are behaving abusively.