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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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Human gratitude for God's fairness, love, kindness, and mercy, he contends, does not stop them from acknowledging God's abusiveness. (16)
Literature has well documented that child abuse is a direct pathway to adolescent problematic behaviors such as conduct disorders, reactive aggression, sexual abusiveness, and substance use.
What's exposed when we see right-wing religious people acting out sexually, judging others ruthlessly, affirming moralistic superiority, resorting to violent language and activities, abusing children and others, and condemning to hell-fire all those who don't agree, is the sexual dysfunction and erotophobia, tribalism, violence, abusiveness, and self-righteousness inherent in right-wing religion.
The prevalent view of Peckinpah's Garrett --I've argued it myself--is that he was depicting in the character much of what he worried about, feared, or hated in himself: his abusiveness, his ambitiousness, his personal corruptibility, his spiritual emptiness, his own capacity for violence (notably toward women), his attraction to the sordid, his fear that he had sold himself out, his increasing isolation from family and old friends, and of course his alcoholism.
(319.) For perceptive commentary on institutional failures in the handling of Yoder's abusiveness, see George R.
Industry attorney Hilary Miller joined and extended the debate regarding the Bureau's new abusiveness authority.
The analysis also demonstrates, without resort to sentimentalism or bloody images, the calculated abusiveness of slavery in its denial of the basic requirements for health and survival unless there was some benefit for slave owners.
(1995) 'Male abusiveness in intimate relationships,' in Clinical Psychology Review, Vol 15(6) p: 567-581.
In this work, we used the subscale of Love/Support (12 items, e.g., "respect your feelings") to analyze Support by Mother and Support by Father, and the subscales of Abuse to assess the frequency with which the behaviors of Physical Abusiveness (4 items, e.g., "hit you") and Emotional Abusiveness (6 items, e.g., "ridiculed or made fun of your beliefs") occur in group interactions not linked to conflicts.
"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." (64) Her moving depiction of her husband's harsh treatment and "fast" lifestyle echoed many Jewish reformers' characterizations of recalcitrant men and strengthened the legitimacy of her request for aid.