Abuse Meaning and Definition


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Abuse meaning

Word: Abuse

How to pronounce: əˈbjuːs

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse.

Example sentences: "The judge abused his power by imposing the fines"

2. Treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly.

Example sentences: "Riders who abuse their horses should be prosecuted"

3. Speak in an insulting and offensive way to or about (someone)

Example sentences: "The referee was abused by players from both teams"

Noun

Definitions:

1. The improper use of something.

Example sentences: "Alcohol abuse"

2. Cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal.

Example sentences: "A black eye and other signs of physical abuse"

3. Insulting and offensive language.

Example sentences: "Waving his fists and hurling abuse at the driver"


Synonyms:

misuse

abusive practice

overindulgence

misusage

overuse

misapplication

perversion

substance abuse

glue sniffing

malversation

insult

maltreatment

invective

outrage

contumely

desecration

bad language

profanity

swearing

vituperation

vilification

blackguard

obloquy

mishandle

mistreat

do violence

vituperate

bully

savage

lambaste

brutalize

maltreat

exploit

use

pervert

blast

bash


Derivations:

abused

abusive

abusing


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Abuse in Other Languages...

Spanish: Abuso

German: Missbrauch

French: Abus

Italian: Abuso

Turkish: Istismar


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