abusive

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈbuːsɪv/
  • Hyphenation: abu‧sive

Adjective[change]

Positive
abusive

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  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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