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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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He synthesises his position stating, "What 1 am arguing is that the Bible's core testimony is to the abusiveness of God, even though this is not at all what the biblical writers intended to convey.
Right-wing Christianity's inherent violence and abusiveness can be seen in the Jesus it chooses.
Both approaches are consistent with the Bureau's new abusiveness authority under DFA Section 1031(d).
When the abuse did not stop, she concluded that "[God] had his reasons" for wanting her to remain, and she continued to forgive Reginald's abusiveness.
Boys performed significantly more antisocial behavior than girls, they had more delinquent peers, performed more unconventional leisure in peer group, used more verbal aggression, physical violence, and abusiveness (physical and emotional) in their groups, and defined themselves to a greater extent with characteristics associated with masculinity (positively and negatively valued).
Bob's constant infidelities which are being flaunted in my face lately along with his abusiveness and disrespect has become absolutely intolerable," she wrote in an email sent to one of Filner's security personnel.
Some behavioral warning signs of a potential batterer include extreme jealousy, possessiveness, a bad temper, unpredictability, cruelty to animals and verbal abusiveness.
Speaking of the decision, the Prime Minister said that " This practice begins with one of the best technologies that exist to prevent real abusiveness harmful fuel mixtures, as this note clarifies any kind of manipulation that can be done with fuel and this is an achievement of great.
Spiegel described in detail her husband's abusiveness, alcoholism, and tendency to "lead a fast and disaffected life.
The second thing that got me interested in this field is the growing abusiveness and overreaching of the federal government, highlighted by that government's fiscal incontinence.
For example, greater exposure to physical family abusiveness correlated with more overt hostility and likelihood of experiencing anger without a specific provoking situation in undergraduates (Hoglund & Nicholas, 1995).
Binienda is doing at South High to educate the school community about the harm of bullying and create a school climate in which repetitive abusiveness is not tolerated is precisely how to attack the problem.
Those who come to power and look like normal people like us, once they settle in their seats without any accountability, and once the hypocrites start surrounding them, they get tempted by the most awful evil; the abusiveness of power.
They descend into bad temper, irritability, abusiveness, self-centredness, anti-social behaviour.
We also believe that understanding the links among codependency, relational competency and male socialization could greatly improve our understanding of men's abusiveness, men's experience of trauma, and the phenomenon of violence in relationships.