Meaning of ABUSE in English



Function: noun

vehemently and usually coarsely expressed condemnation or disapproval FF1C; had an unequaled vocabulary of abuse FF1E;

Synonyms: billingsgate, contumely, invective, obloquy, scurrility, vituperation

Related Words: calumny, defamation, malignment, mud, vilification; cursing, profanity, swearing; berating, railing, rating, reviling

Contrasted Words: acclaim, laudation, praise; applause, commendation, compliment

Antonyms: adulation

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.