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of, relating to, or characterized by verbal abuse

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expressing offensive reproach

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characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

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Everybody knows this, and the slave knows it best of all; so that he feels that there are ten chances of his finding an abusive and tyrannical master, to one of his finding a considerate and kind one.
Blanche's excited, impudently abusive tongue and the General's plaintive wail as, apparently, he sought to justify himself in something.
Look here, sir," said I, backing to the door and opening it; "you can be as abusive as you like.
The circle of torturers formed about Jerry again, and again was wreaked upon him all abusive contempt for having lost his taboo.
He was assailed terribly in the press, in long and abusive editorials, for his anarchy, and hints were made of mental breakdown on his part.
now, pretends to call it by every abusive name he can invent; but though ‘Duke is a tolerable judge, he is a very poor carpenter, let me tell him.
He also denied behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and acting aggressively.
In the present study, I examined the stressful situation of abusive supervision as an antecedent of SNS addiction in the context of the workplace.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Dec 29 (ANI): A person was arrested on Friday for posting abusive pictures and sculptures of Hindu Gods and temples on Facebook in Hyderabad.
A man who used the mobile phone of his colleague to send insulting and abusive text messages to their female workmate has been fined Dh50,000.
TWO abusive passengers have been ordered to pay compensation to an airline for their aggressive behaviour during a flight last year.
MPS received almost 190,000 abusive tweets over a threemonth period, new research has shown.
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In the MMWR report, "Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Among Children Aged < 5 Years--United States, 1999-2014," multiple errors occurred in the figure on page 507 (corrected text is noted by underline).
Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas; Volume 2: Medical Mimics