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Abuse — synonyms, definition

1. abuse (Noun)

49 synonyms
affront aspersion betrayal blame censure condemnation contumely corruption crime criticism defamation defilement desecration detraction disapprobation disapproval disparagement evil harm ill-treatment • • •
4 definitions

abuse (Noun) — Cruel or inhumane treatment. ex. "the child showed signs of physical abuse"

abuse (Noun) — A rude expression intended to offend or hurt. ex. "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"

abuse (Noun) — Improper or excessive use. ex. "the abuse of public funds" ex. "alcohol abuse"

abuse (Noun) — (law) a statutory offence that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat. ex. "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual abuse"

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2. abuse (Verb)

127 synonyms
afflict affront aggrieve agonise agonize annoy asperse assail assault batter beat beat up belittle berate betray blackguard boss botch bruise bully • • •
5 definitions

abuse (Verb) — Treat badly. ex. "This boss abuses his workers"

abuse (Verb) — Change the inherent purpose or function of something. ex. "Don't abuse the system"

abuse (Verb) — Use foul or abusive language towards. ex. "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"

abuse (Verb) — Use wrongly, improperly or excessively. ex. "Her husband often abuses alcohol" ex. "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"

abuse (Verb) — Subject to sexual assault. ex. "she was abused by her uncle"

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