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abusive

adjective
 
 
/əˈbjuːsɪv/
saying rude and offensive words to someone: an abusive phone call He was drunk and abusive.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badlyViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyWrong
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