abusiveness


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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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Translations
بَذَاءَة، إهَانَة، إعْتِسَاف
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fornærmenmisbrugmishandlingudskælden
dónaskapur, hrottaskapur
ağzı bozuklukkötüye kullanmasuiistimal

abusiveness

n (of person)ausfallende Art; a critic should not descend to mere abusivenessein Kritiker sollte sich nicht in reinen Ausfälligkeiten ergehen
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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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