abusiveadjectiveuk /əˈbjuː.sɪv/ us /əˈbjuː.sɪv/
- Her husband's violent and abusive behaviour drove her to despair.
- She turned around and made an abusive gesture at me.
- What do you do if a customer starts getting abusive and angry?
- The film contains violence and abusive language and is unsuitable for children.
- She left because the boss was very unpleasant and abusive towards her.