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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.
Say something abusive to me!' All the time, Mr Pancks was tearing at his tough hair in a most pitiless and cruel manner.
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.
A 42 item Internet questionnaire was completed by 259 undergraduates at a large southeastern university designed to assess the degree to which individuals involved in abusive relationships would report that technology in the form of text messages, email, and Facebook would impair their ability to terminate the relationship.
Unclenching our fists; abusive men on the journey to nonviolence.
A COUPLE became "abusive and threatening" to an 18-year-old student after he was unable to give them details of a train they wanted to catch.
Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they have a negative impact on the work environment for the coworkers of these employees who suffer from "second-hand" or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.
Summary: Srinagar: Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrested three suspects Thursday for posting abusive comments and threats ...
b Aaron Laing, 25, appeared from custody yesterday and denied shouting, swearing and making sectarian and abusive comments to Goram, and being threatening and abusive.
POLICE want to trace a man who was twice abusive to travellers on the Midland Metro.
THOUSANDS of women will be trapped in abusive relationships this Christmas with many victims of financial abuse, it was revealed yesterday.