A*bu"sive (#), a. [Cf. F. abusif, fr. L. abusivus.]
Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.
I am . . . necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof.
Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
[Archaic] "The abusive
prerogatives of his see."
Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow.
Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.
[Obs.] "An abusive
Syn. -- Reproachful; scurrilous; opprobrious; insolent; insulting; injurious; offensive; reviling.
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