Synonyms for abusing

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb uh-byooz; noun uh-byoos
Phonetic Transcription : verb əˈbyuz; noun əˈbyus

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Définition of abusing

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "improper practice," from Old French abus (14c.), from Latin abusus (see abuse (v.)). Earlier in Middle English was abusion "wicked act or practice, shameful thing, violation of decency" (early 14c.), "an insult" (mid-14c.).
  • verb physically hurt or injure
  • verb use wrongly
  • verb attack with words
  • verb take advantage of
Example sentences :
  • Now, sir, where's the good of your abusing me, as if it was my fault?
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Abusing Gurard, I went upstairs to my mother, whom I found at the open door.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • I am charged with being "dissatisfied with every thing, and abusing every body."
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • My-Boots understood, and again set to abusing the old Jew Colombe.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • He was abusing the ardent faith and trust of his disciples, this false apostle!
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • Everybody is abusing him now, and railing at him and insulting him.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • How he would like to catch somebody else abusing her that way!
  • Extract from : « Hooking Watermelons » by Edward Bellamy
  • There will be a half a dozen speeches, each vying with the other in abusing me.
  • Extract from : « No Surrender! » by G. A. Henty
  • He had early become a bully, abusing smaller and weaker boys.
  • Extract from : « A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire » by Jane L. Stewart
  • Take my advice, therefore, and abstain from abusing your gun.
  • Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 10, 1892 » by Various

Antonyms for abusing

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