Meaning of ABUSIVE in English


adj. Function: adjective

coarse, insulting, and contemptuous in character or utterance FF1C; an abusive denunciation FF1E;

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

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

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

Antonyms: complimentary; respectful

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