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Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to distribute malware and as part of spear phishing attacks.

Across the United States, cities are experiencing turbulence and a rise in gun violence following the protests of abusive policing sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Pender told NBC Washington in an interview that he initially had a consensual relationship with Grant and Grant became abusive after Pender ended the relationship.

Apart from this, Twitter authorities also informed about efforts being taken to automate the removal of abusive and manipulated posts.

So the implication is, you can make your kids stupider by being a bad parent, particularly if you’re abusive or something like that.

They witnessed and experienced the same types of abusive events, Fenner claims.

And so it goes, another chapter written in the mutually abusive relationship of bad government and bad culture.

That would put a real crimp in the dating seminars of a man who actively encourages abusive behavior toward women.

Julien Blanc says he can teach any man to bed women successfully thanks to easy—and very abusive—techniques.

But she was very abusive to the girls, with punishments ranging from being called ugly to getting beaten with a baseball bat.

He delivered to the Secretary of State a note abusive and impertinent beyond all example and all endurance.

One day Captain Bainbridge, of the Essex, was talked to in an abusive way, and said little back.

Pointing his musket first at one and then at another, he returned yell for yell, and was in fact abusive.

If you had not prevented him, that blackguard would have used abusive language to me and ranged himself on your side.

But his vehement and abusive style of declamation could not in debate be compared with the calm reasoning of Castlereagh.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abusive, such as: insulting, offensive, rude, calumniating, castigating, and censorious.

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