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  • verbphysically hurt or injure
  • verbuse wrongly
  • verbattack with words
  • verbtake advantage of

synonyms for abused

  • beat up
  • corrupt
  • harm
  • impair
  • maltreat
  • mistreat
  • misuse
  • molest
  • persecute
  • victimize
  • violate
  • damage
  • defile
  • deprave
  • desecrate
  • hose
  • ill-treat
  • mar
  • mishandle
  • oppress
  • pollute
  • roughhouse
  • ruin
  • spoil
  • taint
  • total
  • wax
  • bang up
  • bung up
  • cut up
  • mess up
  • rough up
  • shake up
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antonyms for abused

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  • aid
  • assist
  • help
  • improve
  • please
  • protect
  • treat well
  • clean
  • grow
  • honor
  • purify
  • sanctify
  • acclaim
  • adulate
  • approve
  • benefit
  • care for
  • cherish
  • commend
  • compliment
  • defend
  • esteem
  • praise
  • preserve
  • prize
  • respect
  • revere
  • treasure
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How to use abused in a sentence

But he was quite right in carping at her, for fortune, like other fickle jades, is more likely to be true if steadily abused.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In brief, Chumru abused the English with such an air that he was regarded by the rebels as quite an acquisition.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Parr was an arrogant old coxcomb, who abused the respectful kindness he received, and took his pipe into drawing-rooms.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
In previous pages I have spoken of the manner in which the railways of Ireland had long been abused.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
They abused the young men indecently: and the children fell under the wood.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The privilege of the Commons with respect to money bills had of late been grossly abused.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Time passed on—days, weeks, and even months, came and went—but Mike did not "pay off" the boy who had so unjustly abused him.
MIKE MARBLEUNCLE FRANK
He abused the confidence and liberality of the emperor, Henry V, by raising a conspiracy, for which he was imprisoned.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
My waggoner always wanted every one to give him the road; if they did not do so, he abused them.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
So the French family abused the privilege; a number of Parisians climbed on the footboards and hung there without being disturbed.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
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WORDS RELATED TO ABUSED

  • abused
  • archaic
  • arid
  • big yawn
  • blah
  • colorless
  • common
  • commonplace
  • dead
  • dismal
  • dreary
  • dry
  • familiar
  • flat
  • hackneyed
  • heavy
  • ho hum
  • hoary
  • humdrum
  • insipid
  • jejune
  • longwinded
  • monotonous
  • oft-repeated
  • ordinary
  • out-of-date
  • plain
  • pointless
  • prolix
  • prosaic
  • prosy
  • repetitious
  • repetitive
  • routine
  • run-of-the-mill
  • soporific
  • stale
  • stock
  • stupid
  • tame
  • tedious
  • tired
  • tiresome
  • trite
  • unimaginative
  • uninspiring
  • usual
  • usual thing
  • vapid
  • worn-out
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