Definition of abusive
1a : using harsh, insulting language an angry and abusive crowdb : harsh and insulting abusive languagec : using or involving physical violence or emotional cruelty abusive behavior an abusive husband an abusive relationship
2 : characterized by wrong or improper use or action; especially : corrupt abusive financial practices
Examples of abusive in a sentence
The fans yelled abusive comments to the referee.
protecting wives from abusive husbands
First Known Use of abusive
ABUSIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of abusive for Students
1 : using or involving harmful treatment
2 : using harsh insulting language abusive comments
Legal Definition of abusive
1 : characterized by wrong or improper use or action abusive tax shelters
2 : inflicting verbal or physical abuse abusive parents
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