abusive: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-by'siv), [key]
- using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language: an abusive author; abusive remarks.
- treating badly or injuriously; mistreating, esp. physically: his abusive handling of the horse.
- wrongly used; corrupt: an abusive exercise of power.
- abusive (Thesaurus)