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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Acting harshly or violently.

Usage examples (33)
  • The kennel owner was fined for his abusive behavior toward dogs.
  • abusive punishment
  • There has been what I call abusive language on both sides.
  • Plus, women who fled what they call abusive arranged marriages in his tightly-guarded community. for more
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