how to pronounce abusive


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abusive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of abusive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… get rude they get abusive and they can …”

meanings of abusive


  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.

abusive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word abusive occurs in english on average 7.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abusive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abusive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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