how to pronounce abusive

əbjusɪv

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meanings of abusive

adjective:

  1. Catachrestic.
  2. Prone to treat someone badly by coarse, insulting words or other maltreatment; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
  3. Being physically or emotionally injurious; characterized by repeated violence or other abuse.
  4. Tending to deceive; fraudulent.
  5. Tending to misuse; practising or containing abuse.
  6. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal.