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What is another word for abusive?

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Adjective
Extremely offensive and insulting
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“Their antics included shouting, abusive language and touching the bottom of a young air hostess, Newcastle Crown Court heard.”
Adjective
Engaging in or characterized by habitual violence and cruelty
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“The gratuitous gossip included claims of domestic violence, adultery and abusive relationships.”
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Violent or wild
“A cruel and abusive partner.”
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Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
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Rude and caustic in manner or expression
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Full of aggression or hostility
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Making use of a situation or treating others unfairly in order to gain an advantage or benefit
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Inclined to control others in a manipulative or domineering manner
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Causing, or likely to cause, harm or injury
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Very unpleasant
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