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synonyms for abusive

  • insulting
  • offensive
  • rude
  • censorious
  • contumelious
  • defamatory
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • insolent
  • invective
  • libelous
  • obloquious
  • opprobrious
  • reproachful
  • reviling
  • sarcastic
  • scathing
  • scolding
  • scurrilous
  • sharp-tongued
  • slanderous
  • traducing
  • upbraiding
  • vilifying
  • vituperative
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antonyms for abusive

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  • kind
  • nice
  • respectful
  • complimentary
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How to use abusive in a sentence

Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to distribute malware and as part of spear phishing attacks.
MOZILLA SHUTTERS FIREFOX SEND AND NOTESFREDERIC LARDINOISSEPTEMBER 17, 2020TECHCRUNCH
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.
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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.
MALE STAFFER ACCUSES SEAT PLEASANT MAYOR OF SEXUAL HARASSMENTLOU CHIBBARO JR.AUGUST 11, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Apart from this, Twitter authorities also informed about efforts being taken to automate the removal of abusive and manipulated posts.
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So the implication is, you can make your kids stupider by being a bad parent, particularly if you’re abusive or something like that.
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He delivered to the Secretary of State a note abusive and impertinent beyond all example and all endurance.
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One day Captain Bainbridge, of the Essex, was talked to in an abusive way, and said little back.
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Pointing his musket first at one and then at another, he returned yell for yell, and was in fact abusive.
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If you had not prevented him, that blackguard would have used abusive language to me and ranged himself on your side.
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But his vehement and abusive style of declamation could not in debate be compared with the calm reasoning of Castlereagh.
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WORDS RELATED TO ABUSIVE

  • abusive
  • brash
  • brazen
  • cheeky
  • contemptuous
  • derisive
  • disdainful
  • disrespectful
  • forward
  • humiliating
  • impertinent
  • impudent
  • insulting
  • malapert
  • opprobrious
  • pert
  • pushy
  • rude
  • sassy
  • saucy
  • scornful
  • scurrilous
  • abusive
  • calumnious
  • contumelious
  • denigrating
  • derogatory
  • detracting
  • detractive
  • disparaging
  • injurious
  • insulting
  • opprobrious
  • traducing
  • vilifying
  • vituperative
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