verbal abuse


: harsh and insulting language directed at a person
She was a victim of verbal abuse.

Examples of verbal abuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web University of Idaho volleyball coach Chris Gonzalez has resigned before the conclusion of an investigation into allegations by current and former players of mental, physical and verbal abuse, the university announced Friday. Rachel Roberts, Idaho Statesman, 31 May 2024 Bell was also accused of physical and verbal abuse by an ex-girlfriend in 2020. Wesley Stenzel,, 21 May 2024 The physical punishment was usually accompanied by verbal abuse, swimmers and parents allege in interviews and USAAS and SafeSport documents. Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register, 18 May 2024 Greenlee said this often leads to verbal abuse from customers. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 18 May 2024 This stressful home environment can trigger strong negative emotions in caregivers and lead to physical and verbal abuse. Dr. Robert Glatter and Dr. Peter J Papadakos, TIME, 2 May 2024 Members of the Yeezy team experienced verbal abuse, burnout, and low morale, and many quit their jobs. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2024 The Pages revealed Dylan subjected Ashley to relentless harassing death threats and threatening verbal abuse, including up to 70 text messages a day at times. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 18 Apr. 2024 After all, as the Bravo editors helpfully remind us, Rachel has also gone on podcasts to accuse James of verbal abuse. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 18 Apr. 2024

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“Verbal abuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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