Engaging in or characterized by habitual violence and cruelty
an abusive relationship
Involving injustice or illegality
the abusive and predatory practices of businesses
expressing offensive reproach
characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"
(abusively) in an abusive manner; "he behaved abusively toward his children"
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. ...
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; ...