Synonyms for (adjective) abusive

Synonyms: abusive

Definition: characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

Usage: abusive punishment; argued...that foster homes are abusive

Similar words: harmful

Definition: causing or capable of causing harm

Usage: too much sun is harmful to the skin; harmful effects of smoking


Synonyms: opprobrious, scurrilous, abusive

Definition: expressing offensive reproach

Similar words: offensive

Definition: causing anger or annoyance

Usage: offensive remarks