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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.abusively - in an abusive mannerabusively - in an abusive manner; "he behaved abusively toward his children"
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Translations
بِبَذَاءَة، بِإهَانَة
sprostěurážlivě
fornærmendegroft
becsmérlõensértõen
svívirîilega
hanlivo
hakaret edici şekilde

abusively

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

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

[əbˈjuːsɪvlɪ] advoffensivamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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Mr O'Neill also quoted Supreme Court judge Lord Hodge from an earlier case in which he wrote: "I do not exclude the possibility that in the very unlikely event that a parliamentary majority abusively sought to entrench its power by a curtailment of the franchise or similar device, the common law informed by principles of democracy and the rule of law and international norms, would be to declare such legislation unlawful."
"He shouted abusively until he was told to stop by another man and they walked away," said Mr Scholz.
He also admitted assaulting a police officer by biting him and behaving abusively towards police, by shouting and swearing at them and threatening to shoot and kill them.
the respondent (Compton) engineered a redundancy situation in order to procure the removal of the claimant and that the redundancy process was predetermined." The judge, however, refused a bid to have Mr Day's legal costs paid for by Compton, stating: "I am not satisfied that the respondent has acted vexatiously, abusively, disruptive or unreasonably."
It was the police who eventually took him away, but the court was told as he sat in the police car, Hughes spoke abusively towards his friend on his mobile phone.
It will be for the Commission to spell out when roaming is being used "abusively".
"Several journalists have been abusively detained since the start of the year or have been the victims of threats or arrests orchestrated by judicial officials, often in connection with reporting critical of the authorities," Reporters Without Borders said.
According to the report, the woman had abusively asked the boy to get a passport and to sit down or leave the country, to which the boy had retaliated and asked her to de-board the bus instead.
Al Natsheh reported to MADA immediately after his release, that he went to cover the delegation's visit, during which a female Israeli soldier abusively insulted him verbally, so he asked her about the reason for the insults, and then they got into a verbal altercation.
Many cases followed a pattern of an individual being abducted from home by unidentified men, taken to a detention centre, and abusively interrogated about alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).