Abusive ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Abusive ( adjective )

  1. Characterized by physical or verbal mistreatment.
  2. Characterized by or given to using language that is insulting or coarse in manner.

Origin:

From latin abusivus, present participle of abuti ("to use up, misuse"), from ab- ("away") + uti ("to us.e")

Examples:

  1. The abusive husband was finally arrested for domestic violence.
  2. The employee was fired for using abusive language towards customers.
  3. The child had an abusive upbringing and struggled with trust issues.
  4. The comedian's set was filled with abusive jokes that offended the audience.
  5. The manager's leadership style was abusive and detrimental to employee morale.

(As a noun)

Abusive ( noun )

  1. Characterized by physical or verbal mistreatment.
  2. Characterized by or given to using language that is insulting or coarse in manner.

Origin:

From latin abusivus, present participle of abuti ("to use up, misuse"), from ab- ("away") + uti ("to us.e")

Examples:

  1. The abusive husband was finally arrested for domestic violence.
  2. The employee was fired for using abusive language towards customers.
  3. The child had an abusive upbringing and struggled with trust issues.
  4. The comedian's set was filled with abusive jokes that offended the audience.
  5. The manager's leadership style was abusive and detrimental to employee morale.
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