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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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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).
Prizes could also be awarded to the parents/carers of some of the children for their daily performances for abusiveness, nastiness, selfishness, arrogance, carelessness and ignorance.
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.
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.
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.
The outspoken Conservative MP had been banned from the council's civic functions for alleged abusiveness.
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.
Persisting irritability and anger may manifest as negative self-talk, verbal abusiveness to others, or physical aggression that can negatively affect social interactions [84].
144) That drama centered around Douglas Durden, who married a woman named Ann Linzy in Ohio and lived with her from 1966 to 1982, until his abusiveness drove her to leave him and move to Tennessee.
Jackson Lee's abusiveness toward subordinates had been reported on since her earliest days as a congresswoman; the annual poll of Capitol Hill staffers in Washingtonian consistently ranked her alongside David Obey and Bill Thomas as "meanest" boss.
Childhood emotional abuse was operationalized through use of the Emotional Abusiveness subscale from the Exposure to Abusive and Supportive Environments Parenting Inventory (EASE-PI; Nicholas & Bieber, 1997).