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

words with similar pronunciation

The similarity is measured in the number of changed sounds (added, deleted, or replaced) between two transcriptions.

abusing/əbjˈuzɪŋ/, 2 changes.
obsessive/əbsˈɛsɪv/, 2 changes.
abrasive/əbɹˈɛɪsɪv/, 2 changes.
abuse/əbjˈus/, 2 changes.
elusive/ɪlˈusɪv/, 3 changes.
abortive/əbˈɔːɹtɪv/, 3 changes.
subversive/səbvˈɝsɪv/, 3 changes.
submissive/səbmˈɪsɪv/, 3 changes.
accusing/əkjˈuzɪŋ/, 3 changes.
adhesive/ədhˈisɪv/, 3 changes.

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