definition: cruel or inhumane treatment
example: the child showed signs of physical abuse
speech part: noun
synonyms: maltreatment
definition: improper or excessive use
example: alcohol abuse
speech part: noun
synonyms: misuse
definition: a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
example: When a student made a mistake the teacher spared them no abuse.
speech part: noun
synonyms: insult revilement contumely vilification
definition: to change the inherent purpose or function of something
example: I was warned not to abuse the system.
speech part: verb
synonyms: misuse pervert
definition: to use wrongly or improperly or excessively
example: You've abused my generosity more times than I should have allowed.
speech part: verb
definition: to use foul or abusive language towards
example: I abused the police officer who issued the parking ticket.
speech part: verb
synonyms: shout blackguard clapperclaw
definition: to treat badly
example: This boss abuses their workers for no discernible reason since it is counter-productive.
speech part: verb
synonyms: step
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