abusive

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /əˈbjuː.sɪv/
  • (US) IPA (key): /əˈbju.sɪv/ or /əˈbju.zɪv/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: abu‧sive

Adjective[change]

Positive
abusive

Comparative
more abusive

Superlative
most abusive

  1. If someone is abusive, he is violent and abuses (takes advantage of) others.
    My father was abusive to us children. He always hit us when he was angry.

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