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abusive

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  • adjexhibiting unkind behavior or words
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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
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More words related to abusive

contumelious

adjective. insolent

defamatory

adjective. libelous, slanderous
  • abusive
  • calumnious
  • contumelious
  • denigrating
  • derogatory
  • detracting
  • detractive
  • disparaging
  • injurious
  • insulting
  • maligning
  • opprobrious
  • traducing
  • vilifying
  • vituperative
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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