Adjective "Abusive" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Abusive


    Definition:

    1. using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language: an abusive author; abusive remarks.

    2. treating badly or injuriously; mistreating, especially physically: his abusive handling of the horse.

    3. wrongly used; corrupt: an abusive exercise of power.

    Examples:

    "practices can be abusive in markets."

    "places can be abusive to people."

    "occasions can be abusive to people."

    "numbers can be abusive after services."

    "languages can be abusive."

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