Synonyms for abusiveness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-byoo-siv
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbyu sɪv

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Définition of abusiveness

Origin :
  • 1530s (implied in abusively), originally "improper," from Middle French abusif, from Latin abusivus, from abus-, past participle stem of abuti (see abuse (v.)). Meaning "full of abuse" is from 1580s. Abuseful was used 17c., and Shakespeare has abusious ("Taming of the Shrew," 1594). Related: Abusiveness.
  • As in oppression : noun misery, hardship
Example sentences :
  • The palm for abusiveness was, however, carried off by Nicholls and Jekyll.
  • Extract from : « William Pitt and the Great War » by John Holland Rose
  • Their crude productions, for the most part, were conspicuous rather for insolence and abusiveness than for logic or learning.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8 » by Various
  • His answer to the offensive production flows with anger, and is harsh even to abusiveness.
  • Extract from : « The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch » by Petrarch

Antonyms for abusiveness

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