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Abusive vs. Reproachful

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Abusiveadjective

Prone to treat someone badly by coarse, insulting words or other maltreatment; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.

Reproachfuladjective

Expressing or containing reproach

Abusiveadjective

(obsolete) Tending to deceive; fraudulent.

Reproachfuladjective

Occasioning or deserving reproach; shameful; base

‘He lived a reproachful life.’;

Abusiveadjective

(archaic) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.

Reproachfuladjective

Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive.

‘The reproachful speeches . . . That he hath breathed in my dishonor here.’;

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Abusiveadjective

(obsolete) Given to misusing.

Reproachfuladjective

Occasioning or deserving reproach; shameful; base; as, a reproachful life.

Abusiveadjective

Being physically injurious; characterized by repeated violence.

Reproachfuladjective

expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective

Abusiveadjective

Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal.

Abusiveadjective

(archaic) Catachrestic.

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Abusiveadjective

(archaic) Full of abuses; practicing abuse; containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse.

Abusiveadjective

Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.

‘I am . . . necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof.’;

Abusiveadjective

Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.

Abusiveadjective

Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.

Abusiveadjective

Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.

Abusiveadjective

Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.

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Abusiveadjective

expressing offensive reproach

Abusiveadjective

characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment;

‘abusive punishment’; ‘argued...that foster homes are abusive’;

Abusiveadjective

extremely offensive and insulting

‘the goalkeeper was sent off for using abusive language’; ‘he became quite abusive and swore at her’;

Abusiveadjective

engaging in or characterized by habitual violence and cruelty

‘an abusive relationship’; ‘abusive parents’;

Abusiveadjective

involving injustice or illegality

‘the abusive and predatory practices of businesses’;

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