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Synonyms for abusiveəˈbyu sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous(adj)

    expressing offensive reproach

    Synonyms:
    scurrilous, opprobrious, inglorious, shameful, disgraceful, abusive, black, ignominious

    Antonyms:
    harmless, unoffending, inoffensive

  2. abusive(adj)

    characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

    "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"

    Synonyms:
    opprobrious, scurrilous

    Antonyms:
    harmless, inoffensive, unoffending

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abusive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    reproachful, opprobrious, scurrilous, ribald, contumelious, vituperative, condemnatory, damnatory, invective, calumnious, denunciatory, insulting, insolent


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