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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-byoo-siv]
    • /əˈbyu sɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-byoo-siv]
    • /əˈbyu sɪv/

Definitions of abusiveness word

  • adjective abusiveness using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language: an abusive author; abusive remarks. 1
  • adjective abusiveness treating badly or injuriously; mistreating, especially physically: his abusive handling of the horse. 1
  • adjective abusiveness wrongly used; corrupt: an abusive exercise of power. 1
  • noun abusiveness The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person. (First attested in the mid 17th century.)1. 1

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Origin of abusiveness

First appearance:

before 1575
One of the 34% oldest English words
From the Late Latin word abūsīvus, dating back to 1575-85. See abuse, -ive

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Parts of speech for Abusiveness


abusiveness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

abusiveness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abusiveness

noun abusiveness

  • brutality — Brutality is cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. A brutality is an instance of cruel and violent treatment or behaviour.
  • dictatorship — Dictatorship is government by a dictator.
  • maltreatment — to treat or handle badly, cruelly, or roughly; abuse: to maltreat a prisoner.
  • cruelty — Cruelty is behaviour that deliberately causes pain or distress to people or animals.
  • despotism — Despotism is cruel and unfair government by a ruler or rulers who have a lot of power.

Antonyms for abusiveness

noun abusiveness

  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
  • democracy — A democracy is a country in which the people choose their government by voting for it.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • joy — a female given name.
  • delight — Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.

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