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abusive 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage Collins Definition
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Extremely offensive and insulting,
  1. Extremely offensive and insulting
    • - abusive language
    • - he became quite abusive and swore at her
  2. Engaging in or characterized by habitual violence and cruelty
    • - abusive parents
    • - an abusive relationship
  3. Involving injustice or illegality
    • - the abusive and predatory practices of businesses

  1. expressing offensive reproach
  2. characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"
  3. (abusively) in an abusive manner; "he behaved abusively toward his children"
  4. Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit, physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, sexual assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime, or otherwise verbal aggression. ...
  5. Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; Given to misusing; also, full of abuses; Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow; Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; ...