what is considered abuse?
abuse - 11 results Sponsored Links Emotional Abuse Find out the signs and how to deal with it. Answers and resources. www.relationalissues.com Psychological Abuse What is it? Can it stop? Will it stop? Test your relationship www.growthclimate.com a⋅buse /v. əˈbyuz; n. əˈbyus/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [v. uh-byooz; n. uh-byoos] Show IPA verb, a⋅bused, a⋅bus⋅ing, noun –verb (used with object) 1. to use wrongly or improperly; misuse: to abuse one's authority. 2. to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way: to abuse a horse; to abuse one's eyesight. 3. to speak insultingly, harshly, and unjustly to or about; revile; malign. 4. to commit sexual assault upon. 5. Obsolete. to deceive or mislead. –noun 6. wrong or improper use; misuse: the abuse of privileges. 7. harshly or coarsely insulting language: The officer heaped abuse on his men. 8. bad or improper treatment; maltreatment: The child was subjected to cruel abuse. 9. a corrupt or improper practice or custom: the abuses of a totalitarian regime. 10. rape or sexual assault. 11. Obsolete. deception. —Idiom 12. abuse oneself, to masturbate. Origin: 1400–50; (v.) late ME abusen < MF abuser, v. deriv. of abus < L abūsus misuse, wasting, equiv. to abūt(ī) to use up, misuse (ab- ab- + ūtī to use ) + -tus suffix of v. action; (n.) late ME abus < MF abus or L abūsus
Related forms: a⋅bus⋅a⋅ble /əˈbyuzəbəl/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-byoo-zuh-buhl] Show IPA , adjective a⋅bus⋅er, noun
Synonyms: 1. misapply. 2. ill-use, maltreat, injure, harm, hurt. 3. vilify, vituperate, berate, scold; slander, defame, calumniate, traduce. 6. misapplication. 7. slander, aspersion. Abuse, censure, invective all mean strongly expressed disapproval. Abuse implies an outburst of harsh and scathing words against another (often one who is defenseless): abuse directed against an opponent. Censure implies blame, adverse criticism, or hostile condemnation: severe censure of acts showing bad judgment. Invective applies to strong but formal denunciation in speech or print, often in the public interest: invective against graft.
Antonyms: 3, 7. praise.
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physicaly hurting them or verbaly
examples: your stupis/worthless/ect
but I think people get confused when punishing you kid rather than being really angry and not handling it well.
when my mom is angry at us just not listening or somthing she use to flick is on the mouth when we were young or just spank our hands or butts and I dont consider that abusive.. but my friend is adopted and her parents are constintly putting her down and making her feel like crap.. and the other day she told me her mom and her got in an accual physical fight.. pulling her hair type stuff . unfortunate, but thats what I consider abusive
Anything that crosses the line into the unacceptable / harmful.
Anything harmful towards another person.