Meaning of ABUSIVE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈbyü-siv also ]

-ziv adjective

Date: 1583

1. : characterized by wrong or improper use or action ; especially : corrupt

abusive financial practices


a. : using harsh insulting language

an angry and abusive crowd

b. : characterized by or serving for abuse

abusive language

c. : physically injurious

abusive behavior

• abu·sive·ly adverb

• abu·sive·ness noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.