Meaning of ABUSIVE in English



coarse, insulting, and contemptuous in character or utterance

an abusive denunciation

Synonyms: contumelious, invective, opprobrious, scurrile, scurrilous, truculent, vituperative, vituperatory, vituperous

Related Word: affronting, insulting, offending, outraging; dirty, odious, offensive; aspersing, maligning, vilifying

Contrasted words: acclaiming, extolling, lauding, praising; eulogistic, panegyrical; flattering

Antonyms: complimentary; respectful

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