Abusive

Definition of Abusive

A`bu´sive
a.1.Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
I am . . . necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof.
- Fuller.
2.Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
3.Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
4.Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
5.Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.

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