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Synonyms for abusive

adj exhibiting unkind behavior or words
  • insulting
  • offensive
  • rude
  • calumniating
  • castigating
  • censorious
  • contumelious
  • defamatory
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • insolent
  • invective
  • libelous
  • maligning
  • obloquious
  • opprobrious
  • reproachful
  • reviling
  • sarcastic
  • scathing
  • scolding
  • scurrilous
  • sharp-tongued
  • slanderous
  • traducing
  • upbraiding
  • vilifying
  • vituperative

Antonyms for abusive

  • kind
  • nice
  • respectful
  • complimentary
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to abusive

contumelious

adjective. insolent

defamatory

adjective. libelous, slanderous

foul

adjective. vulgar, offensive

foulmouthed

adjective. coarse

horrid

adjective. offensive

injurious

adjective. hurtful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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